New school program helps young newcomers feel comfortable in class

A new basic English language program is helping newcomer students adjust to life at P.E.I. schools. The progress they make in just 4-6 weeks is astounding! The program starts by teaching basics such as how to act in class, what recess is, what lunchtime is, how to ask for help, find school supplies and navigate the library, among other things. Once students can communicate their immediate needs, they move on to colours, the alphabet, reading, spelling and writing.