Our ESL Program – the Fish stream at Little Mountain Learning Academy is designed to support English Language Learners in their journey towards English proficiency.
The objective is to enable students to develop from the early stages of English language acquisition to being able to access and thrive in mainstream Canadian classes. By working on vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and writing in a fun and engaging environment, students in the Fish stream make great progress towards mastery of the English language.
Our Fish stream has 8 levels. These 8 levels are divided into 3 main learning levels titled Foundation, Core, and Transition. Each level of Fish is comprised of 8 engaging themed units. These units have different components that aim to support students in practicing and learning English beyond basic repetition and memorization.
The Fish curriculum can be accessed through the smrt platform. It is an online platform that allows students to safely access our core materials. By using smrt, the students become more familiar with working online and with technology while simultaneously developing their English fluency skills.
F0 | F1 |F2
Lessons in the first three levels are guided by strong visuals that spark interest. These visuals reinforce understanding and encourage speaking.
F3 | F4 | F5
At the three core levels, the students are relying less on visual guides. The readings and other exercises depend on a strong understanding of vocabulary and grammar concepts.
F6 | F7
These two transitional levels of Fish aid in the successful transition out of ESL.