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English as an Additional Langugage

The EAL Support Team is a group of professionals with advanced preparation and experience in supporting English language learners. This team has the responsibility (i.e. providing instruction, serving as a resource to teachers) for the support of all students who speak English as an Additional Language from K-Gr.12

The major roles of the EAL Support Teachers, each of which contributes to the improvement of student learning are:
  • Initial Intake
  • Instruction
  • Collaboration
  • Assessment
  • Leadership
The EAL Support Teacher functions within the educational team to provide:

  • Assessment: to assist schools with the identification of EAL learners and to help them assess stages of English language acquisition
  • Support: to assist schools in the design of curriculum and specific language planning which will foster the development of language skills
  • Inservice: to provide workshops and inservicing to school staff, other professionals and parents with respect to EAL
  • Consultation: to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange of information

 Last Modified: 11 January,2017