Burlington Central High School offers English as a Second Language (ESL) programming for students at all STEP levels/stages of their language acquisition. Multilingual Language Learners will progress through ESL or ELD courses A, B, C, D and E and into mainstream English courses. In addition to language based courses ESL students are supported by subject specialist/ESL qualified teachers in subject-based courses.
Ongoing support is provided for Multilingual Language Learners at all stages of their learning based on their individual need.
Types of support available:
Intensive support - For MLL students with beginner English skills or with limited education
Partial support - For MLL students who have basic English skills and a foundation level of literacy
Tutorial support - Students who are enrolled in a full program of mainstream courses may access tutorial support from an ESL or ELD resource teacher, Education Assistant, subject teacher, or peer tutors.