English Language Learners

James Fowler has one of the largest English Language programs in the city of Calgary. We have 8 full time English language learning trained teachers in our department. We offer support with English as well as Canadian Studies., Math and Science, depending on our students’ needs.

Welcome to Calgary

If you are new to Calgary and speak a language other than English at home, there is a language test. Please call 403-777-7373 (ext. 0) to make an appointment for your test at Kingsland Centre (7430 5 St. SW). The assessment of listening, speaking, reading and writing helps your new school decide if your child would benefit from English language instruction and support.

Learn more about English Language Learning in the Calgary Board of Education.

Interpreters and Settlement Workers are available at The Kingsland Centre to help families new to living in Calgary.

Shimeles Kebede
Shimeles Kebede

Shimeles Kebede
In-school Settlement Worker
James Fowler High School
Cell 403-999-4509

English Language Classes

LEAD / Level 1-2 

Beginner

In the level one and two classes, students receive intensive instruction in all of the core subjects: English, Math Science and Social Studies.

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 3  Language classes are intended for intermediate students who need support with their English writing, reading, vocabulary and speaking skills. If needed, students can enroll in sheltered ELL Math and Science classes.

Canadian Studies

These courses are designed for students in levels 3 to 5 English who have been in Canada less than 3 years and have limited knowledge of Canadian History and Geography

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There will be a Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon for the consideration of closure of the National Sport School. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines this meeting will be held virtually. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/7HjNLpzKg8