High School Course Guide 2020-2021

Student Support

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) program reflects the mission, vision, and core values of ISB by providing students the opportunity to learn language, learn about language, and learn through language. English Language Learners students will acquire content and academic language skills that they need in order to be successful, independent learners in the mainstream classroom.

As an EAL program we value: 

  • Additive bilingualism
  • Heterogeneous grouping

We believe that EAL students learn best when they: 

  • are exposed to high linguistic and academic expectations
  • have explicit language teaching