As the appeal of international schools among English language learners and their families continues to grow, the need for academic programs tailored for these students will become increasingly necessary. Many English language learners entering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for the first time encounter a number of linguistic and study challenges. The combination of advanced subject area content and the novelty of an inquiry-based education model can leave many English as Additional Language (EAL) learners feeling overwhelmed.
But, over the past decade, a growing body of language acquisition research has indicated that educators do not have to sacrifice subject content when trying to teach English learners. Instead, educators are now encouraged to tap into the knowledge students already have in their native language while helping them learn how to discourse in academic English.
So, if you want to find out how your child can succeed in their MYP, take some time out your schedule and join Stamford American International School at its Stamford Connects episode! On July 2, Stamford’s Preparatory Course for Secondary School (PCS) instructional team will outline how their approach to various teaching subject area content to EAL learners has led to student success within the MYP framework.
This session will be presented by three Stamford American International School PCS teachers and moderated by Ian Smith, Principal of Stamford American’s Preparatory Course for Secondary School. Join them to hear about how new English language acquisition models have been used to help EAL learners find success in the MYP.
Interested? Register here.