Currently, two courses are provided with flexible content according to the students’ needs:
Additional English is offered in place of a LOTE in Grades 6, 7 and 8 in order to improve students’ language proficiency and academic reading and writing skills to meet the demands of studying all subjects in English. Lessons focus on the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing and include vocabulary and grammar.
EAL is offered in place of English in Grades 7 and 8. In these lessons students study a variety of intensive reading skills and complete a challenging academic writing task, such as an essay. In addition, regular extensive reading in EAL encourages students to develop and maintain a personal reading habit for increased language fluency.
In Grade 6, English is taught as a combined English-Humanities course and our EAL students take Additional English in place of LOTE lessons.
In Grades 7 and 8, EAL learners follow EAL lessons in place of English lessons, and, in some cases, may also follow Additional English lessons in place of LOTE lessons.