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Learning Support

We offer various levels of language support to students throughout our Primary and Secondary schools.

Primary Language Support Department 

 

The main aim of the Language Support Department is to develop the language skills of students in order for them to access the curriculum in the mainstream classroom. Language support teachers also play a significant role in supporting subject teachers and class teachers to develop the children’s language skills through collaborative planning, identifying language needs and supporting in class. 

English and Vietnamese Support teachers, as well as other staff, observe the children’s bilingual development and report to parents through parent meetings, interim and end-of-year reports.

Types of Support

 

All children are assessed for their language ability in both languages. Language ability levels consist of six steps, from Step 1(“Entering” – zero-beginner) to Step 6 (“Reaching” – native like fluency). Each level has a descriptor which defines the level of linguistic complexity, vocabulary usage and language control and addresses the four skills of: reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Children who are assessed at Steps 1 – 3(4) are placed on the EAL/VS register and receive additional support. Goals for improvement for each student will be specifically identified to follow up with their progress before moving on to the next step. 

Each student and group of students shall be supported through different forms and levels: 

  • the amount and type of support a child receives is based on the language ability they are on
  • children with the highest level of support are withdrawn from certain lessons to receive very basic English/Vietnamese instruction
  • children also receive support in class from EAL/VS support teachers

EAL Support in Secondary

 

English as an Additional Language (EAL) support in secondary is designed to help all learners reach a level of English language proficiency at which they can access all lessons delivered through English without significant additional support. Students’ English language abilities are assessed using the Common European Framework of References for languages (CEFR). Their minimum target levels are given below.

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Key Stage 5
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 C2
C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 C1 C1
B2 B2 B2 B2 B2    
B1 B1 B1        
A2