Three-fourths of the roughly 500 students at Islington Junior Middle School in Toronto, Ontario, speak a language other than English at home. There are also a growing number of refugee children from Syria settling here, many of whom have had interrupted schooling and are not at grade level in their home language.
In this video, Education Week explores a variety of methods and instructional strategies used by Canadian teachers to bring English-language learners up to speed and make them feel more at home in their new country.
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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.