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English Language Learners

Academic vocabulary and content-specific language can be challenging for many English Language Learners, especially in the higher grades when reading comprehension is dependent on word knowledge taken from textbooks. Building academic vocabulary is a major focus in English Second Language (ESL) programming.

English Language Learners in Wolf Creek Public Schools are assessed and monitored using the Alberta K-12 ESL Proficiency Benchmarks. The Benchmarks allow teachers to plan for language instruction and document an English Language Learner’s language proficiency growth over time.

The goals of the ESL program in Wolf Creek Public Schools:

Resources:

For more information, please contact:

Kacey Oehlerking
Learning Supports Coordinator
Wolf Creek Public Schools
6000 Hwy 2A
Ponoka, AB  T4J 1P6
Telephone:  (403) 783-3473
Fax: (403) 783-3140
email: kacey.oehlerking@wolfcreek.ab.ca