As international-mindedness is a key driver for OWIS and a large portion of its student body hails from expatriate families, there are often a number of EAL students enrolled at any given time. At OWIS, we believe that language learning and fluency requires support, both within the classroom and outside of it.
We welcome students who are new to English in Early Childhood and offer our EAL programme for students in Grades 1 to 6. Each grade-level is assigned an EAL specialist who works directly with students whose native language is something other than English. By grade 7, the expectation is that all students enrolled will have mastered the English language and will be able to conduct their studies exclusively in English.
Multicultural learning at OWIS extends beyond the classroom. Our students often go out into the community and participate in events that allow them to meet their neighbours and learn more about the local culture.
OWIS strives to create an invigorating learning environment that challenges all students to rise to the occasion and do their best while learning to become global citizens. Our EAL programme plays a critical role in allowing our students to be successful, and we are proud of the support that our EAL students receive.
For more information on our EAL Programme for students in Grades 1 to 6, please contact us today to set up a campus tour. We look forward to meeting with you and providing you with information about how we can support your student during their OWIS journey.