The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department supports children in becoming proficient English language users in order to develop socially and achieve academic success across all areas of the curriculum.
All children for whom English is not their mother-tongue are required to take a language assessment before admission to the school. A decision is then made as to whether they have sufficient communication skills to enter the school and, if so, whether additional EAL support is required. For these students, AIS provides a world-class EAL curriculum from Year 2 to Year 11. This program helps the students to become confident in English so they can fully immerse themselves into the Cambridge IGCSE or IB programme.