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Toronto Catholic District School Board

 

English as a Second Language (ESL)
 

Ontario secondary schools are now home to students who speak more than 100 different languages. Ontario’s increasing linguistic and cultural diversity provides students with many opportunities  for cultural enrichment and for learning that is global in scope.

At the same time, however, this diversity means that a significant and growing proportion of Ontario students arrive in English-language schools as English Language Learners – that is, students who are learning the language of instruction at the same time as they are learning the curriculum.

At Madonna, we offer the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The curriculum is designed to provide English language learners with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.  The curriculum expectations are designed to help English language learners develop the skills they need to develop proficiency in everyday English and, most especially, the proficiency in academic English that will allow them to integrate successfully into the mainstream school program.

At Madonna we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive school environment for our English language learners so they could reach their full potential with ease, comfort and confidence.