English as an Additional Language (EAL)
The EAL program at the American International School of Rotterdam (AISR) provides the support students need to be successful in the English-speaking environment of AISR. The curriculum at AISR is built upon students' cultural and language experiences within an intercultural learning environment. Classroom teachers differentiate in the classroom to help EAL students develop both their academic and English skills according to their needs and abilities.
Goals of the EAL Program:
- To provide academic support for non-native speakers of English
- To provide balanced instruction in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking
- To provide an environment which promotes self-esteem and independence
- To provide advice to parents on how to support language learning
What is EAL Support and who receives it?
EAL support is available for all students in Grades K–10 whose first language is not English and need additional language support because of their language background.