English as a Second Language

Learning and Teaching Resources



Early Childhood

Elementary/Junior High

Senior High

Additional Resource Links


  • Connection: Information for TeachersThis online newsletter, published each school year in September, November, January, March and May, provides information on a wide variety of topics (e.g., curriculum, authorized resources, assessment, technology) to support teachers in the classroom.
  • ESL Literature Review Update – In 2009, Alberta Education contracted Howard Research & Management Consulting Inc. to update the literature review associated with the 2004–2006 study into the factors that influence and predict academic success of ESL students.
  • Funding ManualThe Funding Manualassists school jurisdictions, charter schools, accredited funded private schools and private ECS operators in understanding and accessing Alberta Education funding. The Funding Manual includes formulas, rates, criteria and reporting requirements.
  • Guide to Education: ECS to Grade 12The Guide to Education provides information for administrators, counsellors, teachers and other parties engaged in the delivery of quality basic education. The guide contains key requirements and other information for the implementation of education programming and the operation of schools.
  • My Child’s Learning:  A Parent Resource – find a summary of what students are expected to learn and be able to do – designed specifically for parents.