Primary English as an Additional Language (EAL)
In EAL classes, students focus on improving the four English language skills i.e., speaking, listening, reading and writing, so that they may access the curriculum fully. Students placed in the EAL programme, receive in-class support where the EAL teachers work alongside class teachers to plan, teach and assess the continued understanding of each Unit of Inquiry (UOI) within the PYP. Students also receive specialized out-of-class support from the EAL teachers on a regular basis. These lessons include content that is language-focused and vocabulary-rich, enabling students to access all curriculum areas and develop their confidence. At ISL Qatar, we blend the school’s curriculum continuum with English language proficiency standards set by the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium.
For more details, please see below the diagram outlining the Primary EAL Multi-tier Model.