English Language Learners (ELL) and English Literacy Development (ELD) Programs and Services
Who is an English Language Learner?
English Language Learners (ELL) are students whose first language is a language other than English. This includes a variety of English that is significantly different from the language of instruction in Ontario's schools.
The students may be Canadian-born or may have come from other countries. They have diverse backgrounds and school experiences with a variety of strengths and needs. Educational supports are provided to help students improve their English skills.
The Halton District School Board's Welcome Centre in Milton is a central location for ELL students, newcomers to Canada and their families to visit to get more information about our schools.
After an initial assessment of the student, a school placement and programming is arranged.
The Ministry of Education provides important information for parents in many languages.