Tuesday / March 19 / 2019

Students with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) program is available for students who are in need of English language support in the Primary School and is provided via pull-out or in-class support sessions.

Pull-out Sessions: Students are pulled-out of the homeroom class to attend lessons with the EAL teacher on a scheduled basis to target specific language goals at the level of the student. This small-group situation provides a safe learning environment for students to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

In-class Sessions: EAL in-class support takes place in the homeroom classes with EAL students grouped and provided with support. The homeroom teacher and the EAL teacher work collaboratively to plan and strategize how best to assist and help students during these lessons.

In the Secondary School, students having English as an additional language join the curriculum English Language Acquisition lessons, wherein they are able to work on their English language skills within the Middle Years Program (MYP) setting.

As RWA is an IB continuum school, all our staff members are language teachers and trained to cater to a diverse student population.