English Language Learners (ELL)

ELL Program

Prerequisite Recommendation: The English Language Learners (ELL) Program is designed for students whose first language is not English. We work with students to improve their language abilities, so that they can be successful in their high school courses. We focus on reading comprehension, academic vocabulary, and speaking skills. Level placement in ELL is based on assessment and teacher recommendation. Every September, all students with an ELL code are assessed for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. International students are welcome and are placed in ELL or ELA based on assessment.


International Students

Lord Beaverbrook High School has a very successful International Students Program.  We have had students from Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, Italy, Brazil and Spain. International students see great improvement in their English language abilities, whether they are here for a semester, a year, or to get their Alberta High School Diploma. Once students leave our school, they continue to do well in post-secondary institutions.


ELL Sequence of Course


English Language Learners level 2 (5 credits)

ELL 2 is a beginner class for students with some or no experience in English. The classes will help students develop basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will spend as much time in level 2 as required to achieve the course objectives.

 

English Language Learners level 3 (5 credits)

ELL Expository English 15 and ELL 3 are classes for intermediate students. Classes are intended to help students develop their communication skills in content areas. 

 

English Language Learners level 4 (5 credits)

ELL Expository English 25 and ELL 4 are intermediate/advanced level classes designed to develop academic language skills. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, reading comprehension, and academic speaking skills.

Recommendation on completion: English 10-2

Introduction to Canadian Studies 15 (5 credits)

This class is for ELL Level 2 and 3 students. This course is an introduction to the vocabulary and core concepts in Canadian Studies. Topics include history, geography, government, social issues and identity.

 

Canadian Studies 25 (5 credits)

This class is for ELL Level 2 and 3 students. This course explores additional vocabulary and core concepts in Canadian Studies. Topics include history, geography, government, social issues and identity.

Recommendation on completion: Social Studies 10-2


Learning Leader

Contact for ELL and International Students:        Julia Wowkodaw jcwowkodaw@cbe.ab.ca

Activities

As part of the cultural component of Canadian studies, students get to try their hand at different activities.

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