English as an Additional Language

Resources

Join the English as an Additional Language Maple Group!
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If you are a Manitoba educator, pre-service teacher, or teaching in an international school following the Manitoba curriculum, you can join the Manitoba Professional Learning Environment (Maple) and access the English as an Additional Language professional learning group. Once you have signed up in Maple, look for and click on the banner and then join the group!


EAL Intake Process Documents, Version 1.0 (2020)
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This resource is intended to support Manitoba teachers with the reception and initial English language and mathematics skills inventory of students who will be learning English as an additional language (EAL) in their schools. It provides an overview of the EAL intake process, including factors to be considered before, during, and after the intake process. There is a document for Early Years, Middle Years, and Senior Years along with fillable pdfs for each:

  • EAL Intake Process: Early Years
  • EAL Intake Process: Middle Years
  • EAL Intake Process: Senior Years

You can find the new EAL Intake Process documents
in the wiki of the English as an Additional Language Maple group.


Support Guide for Teachers with EAL Learners Returning after an Extended School Closure, Version 1.0 (2020)

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This document was developed for teachers in supporting EAL students as they return to school after a lengthy in-school closure. This resource will help teachers plan for the well-being and the mental health of the students, program for EAL learners, and blend outcomes from the Manitoba EAL Framework with big ideas from subject-area curricula. This support document offers examples of EAL lesson plans and a list of other resources that teachers may find useful.


Promising Pathways: High School and Adult EAL Programming Options for English as an Additional Language (EAL) Youth , Version 2.0 (2019)

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The usual route to graduation for young newcomer adult English as an additional language (EAL) learners from a public high school into post-secondary education or skilled employment may not be feasible due to the time required to learn the language and complete a Grade 12 diploma.

This document was updated to familiarize students and their advisors with the various educational options available.


Evaluating Non-Manitoba Course Completions for Senior Years Credits: A Guide for School Administrators, (2017)

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This document outlines considerations, procedures, and resources to in making decisions about the educational credentials and appropriate placement of students who transfer to the Manitoba school system from another jurisdiction within or outside Canada. Principals of schools are responsible for making placement decisions, as well as for determining whether non-Manitoba course completions should receive Manitoba Senior Years credit(s).


Building Hope: Refugee Learner Narratives (2015)

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Both an interactive PDF version and a print PDF version of Building Hope: Refugee Learner Narratives (2015) are available. This document is intended to help strengthen the capacity of school communities at all levels (early, middle, and senior years) to provide an appropriate and supportive school environment for refugee and war-affected learners and their families. The core of the document is the stories or ‘learner narratives’ of eleven young Canadians of refugee or war-affected backgrounds who were interviewed about their experiences before coming to Canada and their immigration life since then, with emphasis on their education pathways.


Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children (2012)...

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...and the two companion documents:

Life After War: Professional Learning, Agencies, and Community Supports (PDF Document 517 KB)

War Affected Children: A Comprehensive Bibliography (PDF Document 1.36 MB)

are web-based resources that are intended to help strengthen the capacity of school communities at all levels (early, middle, and senior years) to provide an appropriate and supportive school environment for refugee and war-affected learners and their families, an environment that will nurture their mental health and well-being and enhance their educational and life outcomes.


Responding to Religious Diversity in Manitoba's Schools: A Guide for Educators (2018)

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This document is intended to serve as a resource for educators and schools seeking to respond to the needs of their religiously diverse students and community. The document provides a guide for welcoming religious diversity and providing accommodations in Manitoba schools.