English as An Additional Language Program

1 12 2010

The English as a Additional Language (EAL) Program has been designed to meet the needs of students who speak a language other than English. Our EAL specialists provide support for students who are still gaining command over the English language.  International School of Bangkok enrolls students in English for Academic Purpose classes (EAP), which focus on both academic language for the grade-level curriculum as well as language for basic interpersonal communication. The purpose of EAP classes are  to develop the competencies, language learning strategies, and cognitive skills necessary for success in the child’s mainstream classroom.  Being multilingual is a wonderful gift for today’s global society.  At ISB, our Vision is that, “students become citizens of the world, celebrating and responding to diverse cultures.”

The four main skill areas of language:

  • reading
  • writing
  • speaking
  • listening