Thursday, January 5, 2012

ESL programs for Elementary and Secondary Students in Niagara Falls

DSBN Elementary ESL Programs for Students in Grades 1 to 8

The English as Second Language (ESL) program is an extra support program for students in grades 1 to 8 where English is not the first language.

The ESL program takes place in the student’s homeroom with the classroom teacher, with guidance from a qualified and experienced ESL teacher. After meeting with the parents and the student, the ESL teacher works with the principal and the classroom teacher to decide what kind of support is needed for each student.

The ESL program helps students with vocabulary, and reading and writing strategies to help them in all subject areas.

The ESL program is available at all DSBN elementary schools. Students in the beginning stages of learning English are recommended to attend an ESL Site School. Students may also attend their neighbourhood home school and receive support from a mobile (travelling) ESL teacher.

Niagara Falls Elementary Site Schools:
Simcoe Street, Niagara Falls, Grades 1-8 (905) 358-9121
James Morden, Niagara Falls, Grades 1-8 (905)358-5011
Kate S. Durdan, Niagara Falls, Grades 1-8 (905) 356-0488

The English as Second Language (ESL) students will have an ESL credit course in their timetable to allow them the opportunity to receive considerable guidance and training from a highly qualified and experienced ESL teacher. After meeting with the parents and the student, the ESL teacher works with the principal and subject-specific classroom teachers to determine which supports are required for each ESL student.

Students in the ESL program receive specialized, intensive English language instruction to support their language skills development. ESL credit courses help students with reading, writing, and oral communication strategies to help them with all their studies.

ESL credit courses are currently offered at Westlane Secondary School in Niagara Falls and during summer school sessions. Students in the beginning stages of learning English are recommended to attend an ESL Site School. Students may also attend their neighbourhood home school and receive support from a mobile (travelling) ESL teacher or consultant.

Niagara Falls Secondary Site Schools:
Westlane Secondary School, Niagara Falls, Grades 9-12, (905) 356-2401

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