At the International School of Paris, we are proud to welcome students from over 60 different countries and to actively encourage applicants from a variety of linguistic backgrounds.
Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) department provides specialized support for students who are new to English. This support is included in the tuition fees and takes place during the school day for students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. We welcome students with various levels of English, but for Grades 10, 11, and 12 students are required to have working academic language skills.
You can find additional details on the Admissions section of our website.
All English additional language learners are integrated into the regular classroom. Students who are new to English receive Initiation to English lessons in small groups during homeroom time for the first six weeks of school. EAL teachers work alongside homeroom teachers to plan, differentiate, teach and access students using the Primary School EAL continuum.
Encounter different forms and registers of the language through written and visual texts.
Learn how to interact in a number of formal and informal situations.
Give presentations and participate in discussions on a variety of subjects.
Learn how to use reference tools and technology.
Receive a vocabulary book to assist in their acquisition of academic English across the subject areas.
In addition to specialized EAL lessons, students will attend regular class lessons with differentiated materials and additional teacher support. In class they will be exposed to academic language and higher level concepts which will challenge their thinking skills and improve their vocabulary.