HCDSB Youth Settlement Workers
Our school board’s youth settlement workers are available to provide settlement information and support to our English as a Second Language (newcomer) families:
Luz Elena Arias, English & Spanish
Rui Cai, English & Mandarin
Jalil Hussin, English &Arabic
Phone: (365) 999-7987
Lina Sakkab, English, Arabic & French
At-Home Language Learning Activities
The following list provides optional ideas and activities that English as a Second Language students can use to practice their English skills.
|English language learning activities that can be done at home:|
Information to support parenting, children’s development, and the health and safety of newcomer families. Available in multiple languages.
Interactive leveled e-books for all readers. Free access until the end of the school year. Many elementary students already have access through their school account.
Reading materials for all levels of readers. Many elementary students already have access through their school account.
On-line tool that simplifies difficult English words and phrases.
A children’s dictionary with pictures, activities, and games.
Math games and tools for students in kindergarten to grade 12.
Newspaper articles and reports on current events for all levels of readers. Free access until the end of the school year.
Live Well and Making Good Choices Book Series
The ESL Resource Group of Ontario’s free book series on Mental Health and Financial Literacy.
Interactive learning with video, games, and activities.
Reading strategies, tools, and resources.
Reading resources for pre-kindergarten to grade 9.
English as a Second Language (ESL)