Over 60% of BIS students are multilingual and speak a language other than English at home. The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme has been designed to support non-native English speaking students from age 3 to age 15. The EAL program is designed to serve a small number of students who have been identified and need extra support with their English language acquisition.
The goal of the EAL programme is to support literacy and language skill development so that students use English confidently and effectively as a means of communication. Students acquire the language to be successful in both their academic and social communication.
The EAL teacher directly supports EAL students in the immersion classroom and indirectly supports EAL students through teacher co-planning, resource support and ongoing staff development. Our EAL students are successful, because all our teachers work together supporting language development through content.