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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
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
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’
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.