Summer Credit Programs
ESL Summer Credit
The ESL Summer Credit Program is open to NEW international students who will begin high school in September.
Course Length & Duration
Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning
36 Regatta Avenue
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 4R1
*locations are subject to change
Homestay accommodations are available.
Students will reside with host families arranged through the Board’s YRDSB Homestay Services. Host families for summer students will be strategically located within close range to the school location with easy access to public transit to school every day.
Host families provide a private bedroom with access to a bathroom, laundry facilities and kitchen. Three daily meals are included in the homestay fee. Packaged lunches will be provided during school days.
Students choosing Homestay should arrive on Sunday, the day before the program start date, and check out on Saturday, the day after the program end date.
The ESL curriculum is designed to help English language learners develop the skills they need to develop proficiency in everyday English and, most especially, the proficiency in academic English that will allow them to integrate successfully into the mainstream school program.
During the first day of the course, students will undergo an English assessment to determine the appropriate course level in which they will be assigned. Upon successful completion of the course students will be granted their first OSSD credit.
Course Credit Descriptions
ESL Level 1 (ESLAO1)
This course builds on students’ previous education and language knowledge to introduce them to the English language. Students will use beginning English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday and essential academic purposes. The course also provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada.
ESL Level 2 (ESLBO1)
This course extends students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for everyday and academic purposes. Students will participate in conversations in structured situations; read a variety of texts designed or adapted for English language learners; expand their knowledge of English grammatical structures and sentence patterns; and link English sentences to compose paragraphs.
ESL Level 3 (ESLCO1)
This course further extends students’ skills in English. Students will make short classroom oral presentations; read a variety of adapted and original texts in English; and write using a variety of text forms. As well, students will expand their academic vocabulary and their study skills to facilitate their transition to the mainstream school program.
ESL Level 4 (ESLDO1)
This course prepares students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations. They will extend listening and speaking skills through participation in discussions and seminars; study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts; write narratives, articles, and summaries in English; and respond critically to a variety of print and media texts.
Individuals: must register before May 31st to secure their place in a class and living accommodation. Registrations after this date will be subject to availability. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 30, 2013
Step 2 - submit the registration package along with the full payment to:
Community & International Education Services
Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning
36 Regatta Ave.
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4E 4R1
Tel: 905 884 2046 ext. 237 | Fax: 905 773 2406
Payment can be made by one of the following options:
Step 3 – once York Region District School Board has received all documents and full payment, a Letter of Acceptance and Receipt of payment will be issued to the student.
Step 4 - fill out the Arrival Confirmation Form and fax (905 773 2406) or email (email@example.com) to Admissions Office
Step 5 – arrive at school on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. for the English assessment.
$1,818 - includes program, medical insurance, public transportation pass
$3,218 - includes program, medical insurane, public transporation pass, homestay (3daily meals and snacks), airport transfer
The Summer Credit program is open to school groups only. Participants are eligible if they are students studying in Canadian schools abroad; specifically, a school which grants Ontario Secondary School Diploma credits.
Students will attend schools in York Region District School Board and will be placed with a compatible family in close proximity to the school.
A full academic schedule, combined with local sightseeing and shopping makes this an experience of a lifetime. Students will learn while attending school and visiting places of interest.
Two program formats are available to suit your schedule:
Completed application and eligible fees are required by May 31. Download the Program Detail and Fees documents for all details.
For more information on this program and others offered by York Region District School Board email firstname.lastname@example.org