Research has shown that second language proficiency is a key contributor to the successful integration and adaptability of newcomer children. Furthermore, it is important that language acquisition and social-emotional well- being, are developed simultaneously.
The ESL Adventure! Program combines the fun of social activities, with language-learning-the best of two new worlds for young arrivals to Canada.
The program approaches language learning through a pro-social development lens, seeking to impact social engagement and behaviour, while bolstering English language ability. The program’s curriculum incorporates social emotional learning with learning of all four language skills; listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Provided in a fun and non- threatening environment, children are encouraged to experiment and expand their knowledge while feeling safe and at ease. Presented in partnership with the City of Calgary.