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I grew up in a household where neither parent was a native English speaker. I was in the French Immersion program from Kindergarten to Grade 9, and although my English was conversationally excellent, it was academically weak. When I attended an English high school I had a lot of trouble understanding terms in core subject classes; the Math teacher - he might as well have been speaking Greek for all I understood of the terms he was throwing about! My marks dropped - not because I couldn't do the math, but because my academic English was weak. No teacher at my high school would have thought to use ESL strategies with me - but perhaps they should have.