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?
ESL Expository English 15
ESL Expository English 25
ESL Introduction to Canadian Studies 15
ESL Introduction to Canadian Studies 25
ESL Math 15
ESL Science 15
For more information about the ELL Program at Archbishop O’Leary, please contact:
Caroline El Cid
Archbishop O'Leary High School
Edmonton, AB T5E 0X8