English Language Acquisition

Highly supportive language learning environments

With a truly international student body, encompassing children from many countries, cultures, and linguistic backgrounds, the MBIS English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department is an integral part of the MBIS academic program.  Our qualified, well-experienced teachers work closely with students at both the Elementary and Upper School levels, with a primary mission to support student development of academic English, so that they can successfully access the mainstream curriculum at MBIS.  EAL support classes are offered for students in grades 1-6 and Grade 8. (There is no Grade 7 EAL class in the 2021-2022 school year).
Our EAL program includes:
  • Highly supportive, small class environments.
  • Co-teaching model in Grades 2-5.
  • A focus on developing all four language domains: speaking, reading writing, and listening.

Curriculum overview