ERIC Number: ED369273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language (ESL) in Alberta Schools. Parent Handbook.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Schools in Alberta provide English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program support to immigrant students while they are adjusting to Canadian culture and learning the English language. This booklet is for parents who are new to Alberta, whose children are learning ESL and/or who need more information about ESL program support. A description of the education system in Alberta includes Alberta's philosophy of learning and education, the nature of communication between parents and schools, and parent-teacher interviews. Various types of ESL support are offered, including scheduled classes outside the regular classroom with ESL specialists and individual attention in the regular classroom. Several suggestions are offered for parents who want to know what they can do to help their children learn and succeed in school. Parents are advised to speak the first language at home with children, increase the amount of time they spend with their children on school work, and increase their involvement in school functions and activities. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada