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English Language Learning (ELL) & English Skills Development (ESD)

Campbell River School District's English Language Learning department is inclusive of ELL & ESD programs and services.


"An English Language Learning (ELL) or English Skill Development (ESD) student is defined as a student enrolled in a BC school who needs additional English language development support in order to access the provincially prescribed curriculum and succeed in the academic environment.

School districts provide ELL and ESD supports and services, enabling ELL and ESD students to develop their language and literacy skills, to achieve the expected learning outcomes of the provincial curriculum and to become capable young people thriving in our diverse society."

Program Goals

In the Campbell River School District, ELL and ESD are additional services intended to provide academic and social support throughout the school year for ELL and ESD students at the elementary, middle and secondary school levels.

The ELL and ESD program goals are to support the development and proficiency of a student's:
  • oral language through listening and speaking activities.
  • academic reading and writing skills.
  • academic and social vocabulary acquisition.
  • pride in and sharing of their home culture, as well as building an understanding of Canadian culture.

English Language Learning Contacts ​ ​
District Principal of Indigenous Education & English Language Learning
​Debra Martel
(250) 830.2328
​Administrative Assistant
Karen Giesbrecht
​(250) 923.4902 ext. 2211

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