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ELL Programming

English Language Learners (ELL)

Who are English Language Learners?

English Language Learners (ELLs) are students whose first language is a language other than Canadian English. These students are newly arrived from other countries or Canadian-born.

Are you new to Canada? 

If you are new to Canada, please call One World...One Centre at (780) 944-2001 for more information and to book an appointment before registering at Archbishop O’Leary High School. (Please see brochure for more details.)

What is the ELL Program?

The purpose of ELL programming is to prepare students, whose first language is not English, for the demands of high school. The ELL program will provide English Language Learners with an opportunity to develop and extend their skills in oral and written discourse for the purposes of explaining, describing, and informing. Research shows that it can take between 5-7 years (and sometimes longer) to learn a new language proficiently. Therefore, ELL students may require more than the standard 3 years to complete their High School Diploma. Please see the ELL Course Pathways for more details.

What courses do we offer?

Available Courses:

  • ESL Expository English 15

  • ESL Expository English 25

  • ESL Introduction to Canadian Studies 15

  • ESL Introduction to Canadian Studies 25

For more information about the ELL Program at Archbishop O’Leary, please contact:

Dina Murphy

ELL Designate & International Student Advisor

Archbishop O'Leary High School

8760-132 Ave

Edmonton, AB T5E 0X8

Tel:  (780)476-6251

Fax: (780)472-2579


ELL Course Pathway Learner Graduation Plan

One World, One Centre Brochure

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