Saskatoon Public Schools offers support to students who are learning English.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) programming is provided by our specialized EAL teachers at each school. The goal of supporting English language learners is to enable them to succeed academically and complete graduation requirements.
When determining programming for students, language ability, age, prior schooling and student goals are considered.
Our EAL classes support language development in four skills areas:
High school students who are learning English are supported through:
- English language classes focusing on language development
- Special classes where students learn course content and language
- Support periods where students receive extra time and help to complete their assignments.
Language learning is a complex process. The speed at which a student learns language is impacted by many factors. A language assessment is part of the registration process for international students so that suitable courses and supports are provided for students.
Students who are learning English as an additional language may be eligible for support through EAL programming provided by a specialized EAL teacher at the school. Programming may vary depending on the needs of the student and the supports available at each school.