Our English language support leader empowers students to develop the critical skills to effectively communicate their needs and to establish relationships with their peers and the wider community. Fadi supports students in a variety of manners and works alongside home room teachers in primary and with all subject teachers in secondary in order to create an optimal learning environment for English language learners.
Fadi is fluent in five languages, which makes him not only a role model for language learners, but also an incomparable tool that guides students who are starting their journey as learners of a new language.
To continually develop and promote language learning, we seek to employ teachers who are fluent in at least two languages, who are trained in working in plurilingual environments (where people have multiple identifications), and who are sensitised to the language needs of students at different ages and in different subjects. We view the ongoing language development for our students as the shared responsibility of all teachers, parents, and students. We believe that language is best learned in context, that language is best learned when sufficient meaningful input is provided in the learning environments, and when the learning spaces stimulate retrieval and foster a sustainable approach to interacting with language.
English language support has different priorities according to the year. Download this document to learn about a non-exhausting list of targets for different years.