For current information about ELL programs and services, please contact:
Sandra-Lynn Shortall: Director of Instruction – Inclusive Education
Maria Yioldassis: District ELL Coordinator
BC Ministry of Education – Special Programs: ELL
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BC Ministry of Education English Language Learning (ELL) Standards (2017)
The English Language Learning (ELL) Standards provide a common language for describing language proficiency for K-12 English language learners.
The ELL Standards are organized into matrices that are separated into language skills:
• Reading (and viewing)
• Writing (and representing)
• Oral Language (listening and speaking)
In assessing language proficiency, schools describe the student’s performance in relation to a continuum of descriptors.
The ELL Standards have matrices that reflect language proficiency characteristics and expectations at certain grade levels:
- Primary (Grade 1 to Grade 3)
- Intermediate (Grade 4 to Grade 7)
- Secondary (Grade 8 to Grade 12)