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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 8-12

English as a Second Language students are those who have arrived in Canada from a foreign country where English is not the first language.

All students at the secondary level who have been placed into ESL are programmed into age-appropriate grade level electives plus ESL- support classes.

The number of regular courses a student takes increases as their ability to work with the English language improves.

Students are no longer eligible for ESL classes when they are successfully integrated into a full-time regular program. This is at the discretion of the ESL teacher in consultation with the student, parent and school officials.