November 20, 2014

We Welcome the World Centres host multilingual parent sessions on secondary school programs and ESL

​Parents of Peel District School Board students are invited to attend multilingual sessions on secondary school programs and English as a Second Language (ESL) at the We Welcome the World Centres in Mississauga on Nov. 22 and in Brampton on Nov. 29.

“These sessions will help parents understand the supports the Peel board has in place for their children in ESL and the variety of options available for secondary school students,” says Louise Clayton, coordinator of the We Welcome the World Centres. “We value parents as partners in education and we encourage them to be actively involved in their child’s learning and success.”

The sessions, conducted by school settlement response workers, will be delivered in two parts in several languages including Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu. Parents have the opportunity to attend one or both sessions:

​DateTime/Session​Location

​​Saturday, Nov. 22

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

ESL Advantage

  • What is ESL?
  • Benefits of ESL programs
  • Pathways for the English Language Learner (ELL)
  • Understanding report cards
  • Supporting your ELL child at home

 

1 – 3 p.m.

Secondary school options

  • Pathway programs – Co-operative Education, Dual-credit, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship, Specialist High Skills, Regional Learning Choices
​100 Elm Drive, Mississauga

(Entrance is at the back)

​​​Saturday, Nov. 29

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

ESL Advantage

  • What is ESL?
  • Benefits of ESL programs
  • Pathways for the English Language Learner (ELL)
  • Understanding report cards
  • Supporting your ELL child at home

 

1 – 3 p.m.

Secondary school options

  • Pathway programs – Co-operative Education, Dual-credit, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship, Specialist High Skills, Regional Learning Choices
​25 Kings Cross Road, Brampton

 

To register for the multilingual session, parents should contact 905-890-1010 ext. 2462, stating the date and location they would like to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the event.

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Media contact:
Louise Clayton, We Welcome the World Centre Coordinator, 905-890-1010 ext. 2437, [email protected]

Reference:
Audrey Crasto, Multicultural Settlement and Education Partnership Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2462, [email protected]

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