English as an Additional
The language of instruction at AAS is English: students learn in English. The change in language of instruction may be a challenge for students who are not proficient in that language. In fact, these students might need some language support when joining AAS.
All students for whom English is not their native language will take an English proficiency test (WIDA MODEL). This is done either after a student joins AAS or during the application review process.This test enables the language support team to gauge the student’s level of proficiency in English as well as determine whether or not the student needs language support.
Exiting the EAL programme depends entirely on student’s progress.
The EAL team regularly monitors the student in other subjects and keeps track of their progress via formative and summative assessments.