Extensive, individually tailored extra English tuition
We provide a comprehensive, holistic and broad programme of Extra English tuition to international children. The programme is tailored to suit the cognitive, emotional and social needs of each child. Regular communication is made with parents or agents via email and skype videocalls to discuss the progress and development of each child.
We want to ensure that international children can cope with the demands of the wider curriculum. The department monitors closely each child’s linguistic progress and well-being, nurturing their language development and coaching children in how to learn more efficiently. The Head of EAL liaises with houseparents, tutors and subject or form teachers to ensure staff are aware of each child’s individual needs and abilities.
We provide a comprehensive, holistic and broad programme of Extra English tuition to international children.
The Head of EAL ensures that lessons are meaningful, beneficial and fun through an interactive approach to teaching and learning, focusing on developing the four skills of language learning with particular emphasis on oral skills. To support the EAL programme, local cultural trips are organised so international children can be wholly immersed and experience English culture to the full.
We aim to integrate children as quickly as possible to ensure they benefit from all the educational and extra-curricular opportunities on offer at St Andrew’s, and the Head of EAL ensures that children use the English language tools effectively, helping them to reach their full potential.