English Acquisition Learners (EAL) Programme

EAL stands for English as an Additional Language – it refers to learners whose first language is not English. Learners may be fluent in several other languages even if they are attending schools in which the language of instruction is English. EAL learners receive support in an English class by an EAL teacher, instead of a language acquisition course. EAL needs, entry and exit from the programme, are determined using the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Model Screener and the WIDA Model Online summative assessment. The WIDA English Language Development Standards provide the framework for EAL instruction.

ISE recognizes that developing academic language proficiency can take up to 3-5 years, the level of English language competence required to have an access to the common curriculum.

Contact Information: Valerian Goguadze
English as a Additional Language Teacher