English as an Additional Language
Teacher: Mrs. Barrett
Minnewasta School welcomes all students! They may be from differing first-language backgrounds and they may have varying amounts of education in their first language. To integrate newcomers into our school, Minnewasta School aims to provide support for learning English. This includes supporting the classroom teachers with programming for individuals; whether it is instruction in a sheltered classroom for the very beginning language learners or it is co-teaching for successful inclusion with their peers in their classroom. Support is also provided with EAL resources. Many dual language books, websites, articles, games and teaching strategies are gathered and discussed as individual needs necessitate. Collaboration with school-based and divisional services help reinforce that each individual is valued and provided with opportunities to develop to their potential.