English as an Additional Language
The Division's newcomer community is extremely diverse. Our newcomer students' English language proficiency, school experiences, pathways of arrival to Canada, and family backgrounds differ, and our EAL programming strives to respond to these differing needs and circumstances. The EAL program prepares newcomer students by developing the skills that will support their success in their new schools. The Centre also supports the development of teaching capacity throughout the Division by providing consulting services, programming guidance and professional development to school and divisional staff.
- an accurate assessment of each student's needs
- instructional supports based on identified learner needs
- assistance with school placement and orientation to Canadian education
- EAL Professional Collection, a library collection providing resources for teachers to support EAL programming.
Newcomer Family Reception
As Winnipeg's newcomer population grows, so do the needs for programs and services to assist them. The Louis Riel School Division's René Deleurme Centre provides initial reception, assessment, orientation, and information services to support the educational needs of newcomer students and their families.
For more information on EAL programs and services and the Newcomer Family Reception, contact the René Delurme Center (info on the right).