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 small and specialized ELL program. The goal is to ensure that students reach true fluency and comfort in the language. 

The ELL program provides a diverse population of non-native English speakers with a variety of activities, events and learning opportunities to help eliminate linguistic barriers in all aspects of school life. Students are continually positioned, during and outside of the academic day, to use spoken and written English to:

  • Gather, interpret and communicate information
  • Establish and maintain relationships
  • Build skills essential to high school and post-secondary success
  • Prepare for the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

One of the most important aspects of the ELL program is living on campus.Interacting with native English speakers in class, in extracurricular activities, and during house games will help students acclimate and make friends. ELL students are accounted for in every aspect of student life from music to sports, to leadership roles within their houses, to other extracurricular activities.

Our current admissions standards are as follows, noting that most universities expect a minimum IELTS average of 6.5 for acceptance: