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EAL Provisions Within The English Department

The main objective of the EAL Programme is to:

  • Facilitate the integration and learning of EAL students in an English medium school

These objectives are achieved through close cooperation between the Inclusion Manager and the Head of English.

The English Department has developed and applies a number of programmes to assist in the acquisition of EAL.

  • Booster classes are held twice a week for all Y7 students with an EAL background. Y8 EAL students also attend Booster classes once a week.
  • EAL students work intensively with a specialist teacher.
  • Schemes of Work and activities for Y7 and Y8 are further differentiated. This ensures that the material is accessible to all EAL students and gives them the opportunity to develop their language skills more easily.
  • All EAL students are closely monitored by the Inclusion Manager and the Head of English. This ensures that students are gradually integrated into the mainstream class at a suitable time. This is usually once they have attained a satisfactory level and are able to access most of the material delivered in the mainstream class.
  • EAL students are given the opportunity to take IGCSE English as a Second Language. This IGCSE qualification is designed for speakers for whom English is not their mother tongue.

The EAL Programme within the English Department is fundamental in meeting the needs of our EAL students as it:

  • Takes a leading role in developing language skills in non-proficient users of English
  • Develops and maintains high standards in communication in the English language
  • Extends classroom learning and develops language skills in EAL students
  • Facilitates the teacher and students in acquiring these skills
  • Facilitates and encourages cooperative learning
  • Facilitates and caters for research and project work
  • Provides access to a wide range of materials which will assist in developing the following: reading techniques, writing skills, grammar in use, listening techniques as well as other vital skills and techniques.
  • Encourages students to work independently and as a group, thus developing their sense of responsibility and cultivating self-confidence in the use of a language other than their mother tongue
  • Creates opportunities for extension tasks and advanced skills acquisition

 Resources:

Y7:

Language Course Book: Ignite English 1

Literature Texts: Drama –  ‘Frankenstein’; Novel – ‘Coraline’

Y8:

Language Course Book: Ignite English 2

Literature Texts: Drama –  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’; Novel – ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’

Y9:

Language Course Book: Ignite English 3

Literature Texts: Drama – ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time ’, Prose – ‘Cannon Fire – A short story Anthology’

Y10 and Y11 First Language English:

First Language English Coursebook

Y10 and Y11 English as a Second Language:

Summary and Note-taking

Y10 English Literature:

Songs of Ourselves (CIE Poetry Anthology)

‘Spies’ (novel)

Y11 English Literature

Songs of Ourselves (CIE Poetry Anthology)

‘The Merchant of Venice’ (drama text)

‘Spies’ (novel)

Y12 English Literature

Songs of Ourselves (CIE Poetry Anthology)

Stories of Ourselves (CIE Short Story Anthology)

‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’ (drama text)

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ (drama text)

Y13 English Literature

‘Othello’ (drama text)

‘Emma’ (novel)

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it
Aristotle