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Division Re-entry Strategy


Read our COVID-19 Division Re-entry Strategy for information about how we’re welcoming students and staff back into schools this September.We’re preparing to welcome students and staff back into schools this September.

   

English Language Learners

We offer course pathways at M.E. LaZerte for English language learners based on Alberta Education’s language proficiency benchmarks in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Acquiring academic language proficiency takes 5-7 years. A learner’s progression through the ESL Benchmarks from junior high to high school may not be linear. Expectations at high school increase in terms of linguistic complexity, taking into account the amount of academic language required for credit in 10-level prerequisite courses required for the Alberta high school diploma.

 

ESL LEVEL 1

Students benchmarked at ESL Level 1 in one or more of the language strands

Semester 1

Course

Block 1

ESL Level 1

Block 2

Reading 15 ELL

Block 3

ESL Intro to Science 15

Block 4

ESL Foods 10 and Physical Education 10 - alternate all year

Semester 2

Course

Block 1

ESL Level 1

Block 2

Reading 25 ELL

Block 3

ESL Intro to Mathematics 15

Block 4

ESL Foods 10 and Physical Education 10 - alternate all year

 

ESL LEVEL 2

Students benchmarked at ESL Level 2 in one or more of the language strands

Semester 1

Course

Block 1

ESL Level 2

Block 2

Reading 15 ELL

Block 3

ESL Intro to Science 15 or Competencies in Math 15 ELL

Block 4

ESL Foods 10 and Physical Education 10 - alternating days all year

Semester 2

Course

Block 1

ESL Level 2

Block 2

Reading 25 ELL

Block 3

ESL Intro to Mathematics 15 or ESL Canadian Studies 15

Block 4

ESL Foods 10 and Physical Education 10 - alternating days all year

       

 

ESL LEVEL 3

Students benchmarked at ESL Level 3 in one or more of the language strands

Semester 1

Course

Block 1

ESL Level 3

Block 2

ESL Expository English 15

Block 3

Competencies in Math 15 ELL

Block 4

ESL Foods 10 and Physical Education 10 - alternating days all year

Semester 2

Course

Block 1

ESL Level 3

Block 2

ESL Expository English 25

Block 3

ESL Canadian Studies 15

Block 4

ESL Foods 10 and Physical Education 10 - alternating days all year

 

ESL LEVEL 4

Students benchmarked at ESL Level 4 in one or more of the language strands

Semester 1

Course

Block 1

ESL Level 4

Block 2

ESL Expository English 15

Block 3

ELL Competencies in Math 15

Block 4

Physical Education 10

Semester 2

Course

Block 1

ESL Level 4

Block 2

ESL Expository English 25

Block 3

ESL Canadian Studies 15

Block 4

Option / Science 14/24 OR Science 10 / Math 10-3 OR Math 10C

 

ESL LEVEL 5

Students benchmarked at ESL Level 5 in one or more of the language strands

Semester 1

Course

Block 1, 2

Option, Math OR Science - based on teacher recommendation

Block 3

Physical Education 10

Block 4

Social Studies 10-2 ELL

Semester 2

Course

Block 1

English 10-2 ELL

Block 2

ESL English for Academic Success 35

Block 3, 4

Option, Math OR Science - based on teacher recommendation



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