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 (Acting)

Itinerant ELL / ESD teachers:

 

Information & Announcements

Public Budget Presentation

Parents and community members are invited to join us for a public budget presentation as the Chilliwack Board of Education considers its 2018/2019 Operating Budget.

When: 7:00pm on Thursday April 19, 2018

Where: Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 46363 Yale Road, Chilliwack

If you have questions or comments, please contact Gerry Slkyhuis, Secretary Treasurer:

E: gerry_slykhuis@sd33.bc.ca

P: 604-792-1321

 

Online Registration

Chilliwack School District online registration (E-Reg) process for the 2018/2019 school year opened January 15, 2018.

To learn if your student registration should be completed online visit the registrations page.register-here

 

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