Shefali Jhaveri

ESL Coordinator

Welcome to the English as A Second Language (ESL) program at the Canadian International School.


CIS truly is a rich cultural mosaic with students from different countries and nationalities. In order to support our students, who are speakers of other languages, we have on campus the ESL program. The department and programs support the children as they learn English as a new language and as the language of instruction. With this in mind, teachers at CIS recognise and also support differentiated learning and assessment opportunities.


The ESL curriculum at CIS is global in content and also technology driven. iPads and technology aid learning opportunities for our ESL students, making content more accessible, project based, and language learning more achievable.


This program offers the students a learning environment that is supportive and inclusive. Having been at CIS since 2008 and an ESL teacher throughout, today as the ESL Coordinator at CIS, I continue to work with a team of dedicated ESL specialists, and together we support our ESL students as they learn a new language.


To us every day is a step forward, as we see students able to gradually and more confidently express themselves in a new language.


Ms. Shefali Jhaveri

ESL Coordinator


CIS is a culturally-rich mosaic, serving each student by providing a world-class international education, nurturing potential, developing life-long skills, and preparing students for an ever-changing global community.