As a school that serves a diverse international community, we are very conscious of the need to support students for whom English is a second or even third language.
Our approach to English language acquisition has a focus on learning and experience in and out of the classroom. The English proficiency of each student is evaluated on entry to the school; those who need some extra help are recommended for EAL support.
Acquiring a new language to an advanced level is a long process with many steps. At Wellington, EAL support is provided based on individual need, rather than general cohort or ‘typical’ requirements. All content is delivered to the level of the child and their ability and needs.
EAL support involves in-class sessions, where children receive specialist attention in the areas where they need support. We run a rigorous, personalised curriculum designed to ensure that every student gains the skills required to access the curriculum as quickly as possible and to be successful in all areas of School life at Wellington College.