English as an Additional Language (EAL) support
We warmly welcome children into our inclusive learning community who cannot speak English or French at any ability level.
Our Young Explorers will be supported by a bilingual teacher and assistant. In Pre-Kindergarten class and above, taught in English, children who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) are supported by our EAL coordinator and ESL teacher.
Students in this EAL programme benefit from small group instruction in English from Grades 1 to 8. This supports students’ acquisition of English so they can access the curriculum.
It also enables them to use English with confidence and competence, progressing swiftly in our immersive English learning environment.
Additional languages support
Learning additional languages nourishes an appreciation of the life and culture of the host country and the international community as a whole.
As an international school in France, French is taught as an additional language from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 and beyond. Our children develop biliteracy through five French lessons a week with language specialists who teach across the school.
Students also learn Spanish in middle school as an introduction to a third language.
Each child’s home language, culture and worldview are widely celebrated and enrich our learning community. For those students who want to develop their home language or other languages, ISN offers other additional languages via private tuition.