Programme
EAL

Open to a culturally diverse community of learners

Our student body comprises over 60 different nationalities and the language profiles of some of our learners are rich and complex, requiring individualised support to cope with the English-based curriculum. Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme supports students with limited English language skills to develop both written and spoken English capabilities so that they can make the most of their time here at XCL World Academy.

EAL Options

Enhanced (Grades 1 - 8)
Level 1 Foundation | Level 2 Intermediate

ENHANCED EAL PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS FROM GRADE 1 TO 8

Standard (Grades 9 - 10)

STANDARD EAL PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS FROM GRADE 9 TO 10

Learning Outcomes

DEVELOP ENGLISH LANGUAGE GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY AND LANGUAGE CAPABILITIES

IMPROVE ENGLISH LISTENING, SPEAKING AND WRITING SKILLS

ENSURE STUDENTS HAVE FULL ACCESS TO LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

HELP STUDENTS TO BECOME FULLY INTEGRATED INTO THE SCHOOL

Programme Overview

We offer an Enhanced EAL programme for students from Grade 1 to Grade 8 and a Standard EAL programme for students in Grade 9 and 10.

If your child requires additional language support, they will be assessed during the admissions process to ascertain their current level of English.

Students studying at Grades 11-12 must have fluent English language skills – both spoken and written.

Enhanced EAL Programme (Grade 1-8)

Designed to support younger learners who have had limited exposure to the English language. In collaboration with class teachers, EAL teachers will support students through small group “pull-out” classes as well as with “push-in” support. The number of “pull-out” and “push-in” sessions varies depending on the level of EAL support, timetabling and student’s needs.

Note: Additional fees apply for those students who are placed into the Enhanced EAL Programme.

EAL Pull-out classes

During “pull-out” classes students will receive intensive and tailored English language instruction within a small group setting outside of the main classroom. It is important to note that students may be pulled-out from different subjects based on the linguistic difficulty of the subject. The small-group setting will provide a safe learning environment for students to practice speaking skills, ask questions and receive personalised instruction.

EAL Push-in classes

During “push-in” classes students will learn alongside their classroom peers and also receive in-class support from the EAL teacher. In collaboration with the class/subject teacher, the EAL teacher will provide support in the context of the content that is being studied in the homeroom environment. This will ensure that students remain integrated into the core curriculum and with their peers, promoting social communication skills and inclusion in all aspects of school life.

Standard EAL Programme (Grades 9-10)

The Standard EAL Programme is designed to provide students with the necessary support and improve their English language skills across the curriculum, promoting overall success at school. The programme is focused on strengthening students’ academic vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading comprehension and writing skills.

While standard EAL lessons are available as part of the school programme, Grade 9 and 10 students might also be required to undertake after-school academic English lessons to maintain or improve their level of English language proficiency. The number of classes and hours may vary due to the timetabling of subjects.

Note: Standard EAL Programme is included in the tuition fees. The after-school academic English programme is not included in the tuition fees and will be charged separately.

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