ELL stands for English Language Learner, previously referred to as ESL (English as a Second Language). Our school board uses ELL, but the Provincial Government still uses the term ESL.
There are currently over 400 registered ELL students at our school, and many, many more who were ELL at one time.
We have students from every corner of the world. Some of the countries represented by students at our school are Ghana, Ethiopia, Venezuela, Phillipines, Egypt, Iraq, Colombia, Hong Kong, Kyrgystan, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Korea, India, Ecuador, Romania, Kuwait, Cameroon, Vietnam, Kenya, Sudan, Singapore, Jordan, Lithuania, Germany, Eritrea, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, U.S.A., Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Uganda, and many more! It is awe inspiring to see students from every part of the world working, playing, laughing and most importantly, learning together.
We value our ELL students’ contributions to making education at Notre Dame a rich and stimulating experience for all students.