The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme provided by the LanguageService supports students whose primary or secondary language is not English, enabling them to develop the necessary reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to be successful in school.
The English as an Additional language teachers work with individuals or small groups of children who have little or no English competency. Students receive intensive English andregular supportfor several months. The EAL teacherswork in close co-operation with the homeroom teachers.
Students are referred to the EAL Programme through a placement test, by referrals from homeroom teachers. Individual needs and the number of students requiring assistance determines how the programme is delivered. EAL classes take place during school hours as inclusion support or sheltered lessons.