Sunday, October 14, 2018

ESL program brings big boost to student numbers

Around five years ago the school had some international students arrive and we started with five students.

The school now has 88 ESL students which make up a significant part of its school population of 228 students.

The school's ESL program was developed by Susanne Huizing, who has a PhD in education. Huizing said the school's program is aggressive, with class work and lots of homework which appeals to the international families.
Susanne said education is a top priority for many immigrant families. "These families really ask for a high demand kind of education. They're going to expect more from the teachers, more from the curriculum. The students that are in the ESL program are going to work very hard".
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