English as an Additional Language


Changing Terminology from ESL to EAL (Adobe Icon 11 KB)
Manitoba has changed from using the term English as a Second Language (ESL) programming to English as an Additional Language (EAL) programming.

NOTE: Information about Adult English as an Additional Language programs is available on the Immigrate Manitoba website, under Find the English Class That’s Right for You.

Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 12 Curriculum Framework for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Literacy, Academics, and Language (LAL )Programming – Draft for Consultation and Review, June 2011.
A draft version of English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Literacy, Academics, and Language (LAL) , Kindergarten To Grade 12, Manitoba Curriculum Framework Of Outcomes was released online in 2006 for consultation and review.

Following extensive feedback from the field the document has been refined and revised. The final document is expected to be released in Fall 2011. Please contact Diana Turner for further information.

Senior Years Courses

English Language Arts: English as an Additional Language for Academic Success- A Course for Senior 4 EAL Learners (40S)
This Grade 12 40S English Language Arts course is designed for advanced-level English as an additional language (EAL) students who wish to further develop the academic English language skills required for success in Senior Years and post-secondary education. The course is a Grade 12 English Language Arts (not EAL) elective. Advanced EAL students (recommended Stage 5) will benefit from integrated ELA/EAL courses which reinforce and build proficiency in a range of language knowledge and skills required across the Senior Years curriculum and areas of post-secondary study. Through its five thematic modules that draw on current topics and scaffolded learning experiences, the course develops academic language skills and learning strategies needed for success across a number of subject areas, with emphasis on the sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. This course is the first of a series of new Senior Years courses to be developed for newcomer and international EAL students.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Literacy, Academics and Language (LAL) Courses and Support Documents
Senior Years courses for Stage 1 and Stage 2 EAL and Phase 1 and Phase 2 LAL are currently in development or pilot. Additional courses for Stage 3 EAL are also planned. An Early Years EAL teacher support document is also in development.

Annotated bibliographies of approved learning resources are available:
English As An Additional Language/English As A Second Language and Literacy, Academics and Language (LAL), Kindergarten to Grade 12 Manitoba Recommended Learning Resources. Also available in print from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre (formerly the Manitoba Text Book Bureau), Stock #80568.