Key Principles for Additional Language Acquisition
Many concepts and skills depend on and benefit from a well-developed home language and literacy in home language enhances subsequent acquisition of EAL.
Cambridge Global English Secondary Curriculum for EAL students.
KS3 ( Yr 7-9)
A rich and student friendly curriculum delivered by experienced teachers.
In subject classes, EIL students will have input at a comprehensible level or just above which allows students access to the target language and acquisition. In order for EIL students to gain an understanding of the content and to extend their competence in English, teachers present the material in a modified form via strategies that allow access to meaning.
IGCSE Yr 10-11 –ESL IGCSE
Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language is designed for learners who already have a working knowledge of the language and who want to consolidate their understanding in order to progress in their academic or professional career. The qualification reflects the widespread use of English in education and commerce.
EIL during IBDP
There are no EIL classes at IB level however the department still offers small group and 1:1 support through its Learning Support Faculty.