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English as an Additional Language

 


The English as an Additional Language at École Victoria-Albert School provides students, who are learning the English language, opportunities to learn and practice vocabulary in a variety of educational settings.  The EAL program at our school seeks to:

  • ​Welcome new families to our school with a tour of the building and explanations of programs and supports that are relevant to that particular student/family.

  •  Assess new students to determine their English skills levels pertaining to listening, speaking, reading and writing.

  •  Determine the best learning supports for these new students, and whether these supports occur within the classroom or within a small-group setting outside the classroom (dependent on student needs and proficiency in English).

  •  Provide supports to classroom teachers that help them to meet the needs of diverse learners in their room (ie. learning materials, activities, pictures and other vocabulary-related materials, etc.).

  •  Collaborate and plan with classroom teachers to assist them in meeting the needs of their students and to provide them with relevant materials.

  •  Collaborate and plan with educational assistants to determine programming and next steps for students being seen in a classroom setting, or within a small group outside of the classroom.

  •   Collaborate and plan with classroom teachers and volunteers to assist in setting up programming and supports to help meet student needs.

  •  Provide students with real-life experiences in the form of field trips, cooking activities, etc. to connect vocabulary learned to the students’ lives.

  •  Provide classroom teachers with materials and strategies that aim to assist students in developing and improving their English-language skills.

  •  Work with classroom teachers to support the writing of report cards for EAL students and assist in determining next steps for student learning​.

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