Welcome to the resource page for educators and parents.  The resources on this page are intended to help you understand the Ministry requirements for best practices to support ELL students.  Please read the Kootenay Lake English Language Learner Resource document below before proceeding as this will get you on the right track to ensure that assessment is done of a student's language level soon after they arrive in a school or classroom.  Also, note that there are some assessment tools located on this page for download and use.  Should you have any questions with ELL or ESL instruction and delivery in your school, please contact

General Resources

Legislation and Links

English Language Learning Policy (PDF)

Assessment Tools 

Reporting Tools


Where to Begin


Overview of Ministry Requirements for Ministry Funding - Kootenay Lake English Language Learner Resource.docx
Refugee Legislation - Visa Refugee Ministry Funded - Legislation Overview PDF.pdf