English Literacy Development (ELD)
English Literacy Development (ELD) is a program for English language learners who have had limited opportunities to develop language and literacy skills in their first language. Being literate means having the skills to be able to read, write and speak to understand and create meaning in English. Our ELD program is designed followed by the Ministry of Education, Ontario, Canada curriculum. The ELD program includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They also include such things as awareness of the sounds of language, awareness of print, and the relationship between letters and sounds. Other literacy skills include vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension.
The Literacy and English framework promote the development of critical and creative thinking as well as competence in listening and talking, reading, writing and the personal, interpersonal and team-working skills which are so important in life and in the world of work.
This program also covers the Observable Language and Literacy Behaviours (OLLB). The program helps the English language learners who have limited or interrupted formal schooling and require an English literacy development program. The varieties describe English language and literacy proficiency development in three broad strands: (i) oral, (ii) reading and (iii) writing. Each strand is guided by the Ontario language curriculum and the ELD curriculum. The Oral strand is defined in terms of listening and speaking skills. Reading is organized by the elements: meaning, form and style, and fluency. The Writing strand emphasizes the view of writing as a process, progressing from prewriting and organization of ideas, to writing and editing. The Observable Language and Literacy Behaviours continua have two main purposes: one is to inform programming and the other is to track the student’s language proficiency.
Finally, ELD has been developed to ensure that English language learners have the maximum opportunity to become proficient in English and achieve the high levels of literacy that are expected of world students. For more information, please Click Here
Why Choose our ELD Program
- To use English as an effective mode of communication in a variety of social settings.
- To use English in achieving academically in all subject areas.
- To continue toward developing the English proficiency.
- To ensure rich in language, Language, vocabulary, environment and parental influence, reading, speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
- To take charge of their own learning, independently and in groups.
- To select and use effective learning strategies in English speaking institutions.
- To integrate students confidently into mainstream curriculum and courses.
- To use English effectively to advocate for themselves in all areas of their lives.
- To make a successful transition to the student’s chosen postsecondary destination such as work apprenticeship, college, university etc.
- To function effectively in a society increasingly committed to the use of information technology.
- To use critical-literacy and critical-thinking skills to interpret the world around them.
- To participate fully in the social, economic, political, and cultural life of their communities with a strong voice in English for global acceptance.