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ELL Programs

Lord Beaverbrook offers a full range of ELL courses to help develop the English language fluency of students whose first language is not English. If students are not sufficiently skilled in English to meet the academic challenges of high school courses, their English language proficiency will be assessed, and they will be directed to the appropriate ELL classes to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

ELL

Level 1 Beginners

Level 1 is a beginner class for students with little to no experience in English. The class will help students develop basic communication skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Level 2 High Beginners

This Level 2 course is for students with some experience in English. The course is designed to help students develop basic communication skills, acquire cultural competence, and become familiar with academic requirements in high school.

Level 3A – Intermediate Expository English

This course focuses on developing the language skills needed for academic English.

Level 3B – High Intermediate

Level 3B continues to develop academic language and reading skills with an emphasis on building essays that are three-paragraphs in length.

Level 4A – High Intermediate/Advanced Expository English 25

This course focuses on developing academic language skills with emphasis on research, reading and essay writing.

Level 4B – Advanced Transitions

This Level 4 course is for advanced-level students. The course will focus on strengthening skills in interpreting literature using the strands mandated by the Alberta Curriculum for Language Arts with an emphasis on expanding essay writing skills.

ELL English 10-1/10-2

This is a sheltered course (for English language learners only) that covers the English 10-1 or 10-2 Program of Studies but provides extra reading and writing support.

ELL Social Studies 15, 25

Level 1, 2 and 3 students will be enrolled in ELL Introduction to Canadian Studies 15 or 25. They will be introduced to the language of Social Studies. Topics include Canadian history, geography, government and identity.

ELL Social Studies 10-1/10-2

This is a sheltered course (for English language learners only) that covers the Social Studies 10-2 Program of Studies but provides extra reading and writing support.

ELL Science 10

This is a sheltered course (for English language learners only) that covers the Science 10 Program of Studies but provides extra reading and writing support.

Teaching Team

  • Myles Olsen
  • Marjo Asselbergs
  • Julia Wowkodaw

Learning Leader

Julia Wowkodaw
ELL / Second Languages Learning Leader
International Coordinator

Activities

As part of the cultural component of Canadian studies, students get to try their hand at carving pumpkins for Halloween.


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