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  • Truly International

    With over 70 nationalities, we are a diverse and welcoming school which prepares students to succeed anywhere in the world

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    We are the only school in Madrid to offer all three International Baccalaureate Programmes in English

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English as an Additional Language

At International College Spain, students who are new to English or are still acquiring English for academic purposes  receive English as an Additional Language (EAL) support as they adapt to learning in English. For more information about EAL at ICS see the links below.

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  • Working Together in the ESL Class in Primary
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  • ESL Team in the Secondary School the power of multilingual classrooms
  • The EAL Team in the Primary School at ICS
  • ESL students in Primary School show off their work
  • Learning English as an Additional Language in the ICS Primary School

I received [my child’s] study report yesterday and I am very happy to see her progress. We came to Madrid from Shanghai, China, thousands of miles away, hoping to create a better future for our children. Of course, the education in Shanghai, China is also very good, but we hope that she has an international perspective and has the ability to think. We sent her to your school for this purpose. It seems that we are slowly getting closer to this goal. She has never loved learning so much. In fact, we have always worried that she will not be able to adapt to the foreign education environment and cannot integrate into the team. After all, we are not from an English-speaking country. I have always been worried about her communication. 

I am very grateful to the teachers and classmates for their help. Thank you! Above, because my language is not very good, so I used translation software, hoping to express what I want to express. Thanks again!

Letter from a Secondary School Parent

The EAL Program teaches English through content areas to students who have not reached academic proficiency in English. In Primary and Secondary, EAL teachers support students as they develop English skills needed to access and participate fully in the IB curriculum. The program provides small group instruction and in-class support to students in grades 1-12. This is based on educational research and best practice in international schools around the world. Students who are identified as requiring EAL support will join the EAL program. Additional fees apply.  


EAL in the Primary School

Josefina Mase, EAL Coordinator and Teacher Josefina Mase, EAL Coordinator and Teacher

Cynthia Areola, EAL Teacher Cynthia Areola, EAL Teacher

Nicola Minchin, EAL Teacher Nicola Minchin, EAL Teacher

Savannah Navarro, EAL Teacher Savannah Navarro, EAL Teacher

EAL in the Secondary School

Joni Costello, EAL Coordinator and teacher Joni Costello, EAL Coordinator and Teacher

Franco Fernández, EAL Teacher Franco Fernández, EAL Teacher

Patti Trimborn, EAL Teacher Patti Trimborn, EAL Teacher

Sophie Carozzi, EAL teacher Sophie Carozzi, EAL Teacher

JoAnn De Camp, EAL Teacher JoAnn DeCamp, EAL Teacher


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To see a video about EAL in the Secondary School at ICS on our YouTube Channel, please click here


EAL Programme Information for both Primary and Secondary Schools can be found below.