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Welcome to English as a Second Language (E.S.L.)

Ms. L. Sgambelluri

Ms. J. Thomson

English Language Learners

Who is the English language learner?

English Language learners (ELLs) are students whose first language is a language other than English.  This includes a variety of English that is significantly different from the language of instruction in Ontario’s schools.

These students may be Canadian born or have arrived from other countries.  They come from diverse back grounds and school experiences, and have a wide variety of strengths and needs.  All may require focused educational supports to assist them in attaining proficiency in English.