The CHESL Centre consists of resources to assist clinicians and educators in assessing the language development of children learning English as a second language from diverse first language backgrounds (ELLs). Here is a description of what is available on this website:
ALDeQ: Parent questionnaire on a child's first language abilities and language development history with norm referencing
Appropriate for use ELL children aged 4.5 to 7.5 years, with between 4 months to 40 months of exposure to English as a second language
ALEQ: Parent questionnaire on a child's language environment, including home language use among family members, parent fluency in the second language and family demographics.
Different versions of the ALEQ on this site for different age ranges of ELL children and youth
Norm referencing tool based on ELL performance across different combinations of standardized tests of receptive vocabulary, production of grammatical morphology, non-word repetition and narratives.
Developed for Canadian English (and Syrian Arabic) with norm referencing provided
Appropriate for ELL children 6 to 12 years of age with 4-40 months of exposure to English
Reading material about dual language development and disorders and additional testing resources
Bilingual, second language and heritage language acquisition in children; Bilingual acquisition in children with language and communication disorders; bilingual acquisition of morphosyntax and narrative skills