English Language Learning

The classroom becomes a space for collaboration, creativity, and ultimately prepares students to become global citizens.

Language proficiency is essential to social and academic success. RLC offers a rigorous and highly-specialized ELL program. It is an enrichment program that extends beyond the academic day, leveraging the available time in our boarding program during evenings and Saturdays, until students reach true fluency and comfort in the language. 

The ESL program is designed to improve writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills, and to support your integration into the Canadian academic environment. Students are also prepared to sit the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which is required by all students in order to graduate, and the integrated TOEFL test. 

ESL is taught in both semesters in Grades 6 – 10. The Grade 12 OSSLC course is a one semester course. In Grade 12, we offer the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC), an alternative assessment to the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. This credit course is designed to improve your language skills. Successful completion of this course will satisfy the literacy requirement for graduation.