ELL/ESD Department

English Language Learners (ELL) & English Skills Development (ESD)

Who are we?

We are specialist language teachers:

  • with a respect for and understanding of cultural diversity
  • with specific training in working with students developing English skills
  • working directly with students and also within the larger learning community (teachers, caregivers, Learning Service specialists, Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS), and other community agencies working with newcomers)

What do we do?

We help students succeed in all content areas of the English academic environment by supporting them in language acquisition and skills development.

We also help students to succeed by focusing on their social and emotional growth.

Who do we work with?

Students qualify for the program through a needs-based assessment and must meet ministry criteria.

They may be:

  • Immigrants
  • International students
  • Children born in Canada
  • ESD/Aboriginal students with varying dialects
  • Francophones
  • Refugees
  • Children adopted from other countries

How do we do it?

Pull-out Service:

  • Individual or small groups
  • Hands-on activities
  • Vocabulary building
  • Oral language development
  • Content area support
  • Active participation to build confidence

Indirect/Collaborative Service:

  • Adaptations provided to the classroom teacher
  • Curriculum resources
  • Activities to be done independently

How can we be contacted?

Teachers, caregivers, and/or school administrators can contact Student Services and a trained language specialist will answer your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Learning Services ELL / ESD Coordinator:

Sonja Wykpis

Itinerant ELL / ESD teachers:

 

Information & Announcements

Imagine High Virtual Townhall Meetings

Imagine High Integrated Arts and Technology Secondary opens in September 2021 for students in grades 9 - 10. Imagine High is a public school of choice within the Chilliwack School District situated on the former site of the University of the Fraser Valley on Yale Road. By 2023 the school will house up to 700 students from grades 9 - 12.
Please join us for a virtual Zoom Townhall on any of the following dates.

CUPE Skills, Training and Enhancement Fund

Applications for the new CUPE Skills, Training and Enhancement Fund will be accepted twice annually for adjudication. All CUPE staff are eligible to apply to this fund. Further information and application forms can be found in the staff section of our website

School Bus Safety Tips

For Drivers

  • The large AMBER alternating flashing lights warn motorists that the school bus is about to stop to either load or unload students; slow and stop if it is safe to do so.
  • The large RED alternating flashing lights warn motorists to STOP as the school bus is either loading or unloading students.
  • Drivers must STOP in either direction whenever you see flashing RED lights on a school bus.
  • After stopping for a school bus, don't start moving again until the bus moves on or the driver signals that it's safe by turning off the lights and pulling

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