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Literacy & Fluency for ELL Students

Suitable for children in Kindergarten - Grade 12.

Dates & times

1-hour sessions are available Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 6 pm, starting August 31, 2020.

Choose between in-person or online instruction.


This program is suitable for children in Kindergarten – Grade 12.

English Language Learners (ELLs) have unique literacy needs. Learning to read, write and communicate effectively in English may be challenging as the rules for expression, both verbal and written, may differ vastly from their mother tongue. It is important to support non-Native English speakers and build their competency in English Language skills to help them feel confident in class, and also improve their overall academic performance.

This program employs two strategies to help ELLs. The Orton-Gillingham method is used to provide a solid foundation for decoding and encoding English words. This is supported by Social Language Development strategies which focus on building new vocabulary, learning social language skills, and exploring new texts in English.

Topics include:

  • Fluency in literacy using the Orton-Gillingham approach
  • Enhancing expressive and receptive language
  • Confidently reading grade-level fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Comprehension skills (identifying main ideas, summarizing, analyzing, comparing & contrasting and prediction)

Please phone the BFDC for a free 20-minute consultation to discuss how the BFDC can support and improve your child’s English-language fluency and literacy skills.

Led by Dr. Ipsita Mitra

Fees & applications

Monthly Package

$6400 per month (2 sessions per week)

Book 3 months in advance and receive a 10% discount.