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General Program Rules
Secondary English Language Learning (ELL)
Secondary Skill Development
Elementary French Immersion
Hamber Summer Centre of the Arts
Elementary Gifted/Challenge Program
Secondary English Language Learning (ELL) Program
Course Information - This program is designed to help ELL students who will be attending a secondary school in the upcoming school year in the transition to mainstream courses. The program will be content-based and relevant to the existing school curriculum. The objectives of the program include:
developing the students' English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in both the academic and social levels;
maintaining and improving the language proficiency of students.
Various contents will be covered for each session.
ASSESSMENT - At the beginning of the program, students will be assessed on their English language ability. The assessment will include a composition and a standardized reading comprehension measure.
PLACEMENT - After the initial assessment, students will be placed into the appropriate groupings. (E.g. age appropriate, multi-level, ability levels). Some adjustments to placement may occur to meet students' needs.
Evaluation/Mark - Evaluation is an on-going process which recognizes the individual learning of students. At Summer School, progress in language acquisition can be achieved through participation in all classroom activities. Teachers will keep a folder of each student’s work at Summer School. Summer School teachers or administrators will make NO placement recommendations to home schools.
Registration Closing Date - Registration for Secondary ELL programs will close Friday, July 5, 2019.