International School Manila

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High School English-as-a-Second-Language

International School Manila provides an English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) program for Grade 9 and 10 students who need specialized language support and instruction. Our program supports an inclusive model of language learning and teaching, in which language acquisition experts work collaboratively with content experts in the language rich classes of English, Science, History and Geography. In addition to this in-class support, ESL students also receive direct instruction in the English for Academic (EAP) classes in Grade 9 and 10.

 

Grade 9 English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Learning both content and language is a formidable challenge. The Grade 9 EAP class is designed to provide ESL students with the explicit language support they need to face the challenge of not only learning English, but learning in English. The focus on academic language and a range of text types enables language learners to develop the skills, strategies and language they need to participate and function successfully in the academic context of Grade 9. The EAP class helps ESL students develop effective learning strategies to interact, communicate and function in both social and academic contexts. Students attend all mainstream classes excluding Modern Language.

Grade 10 English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The Grade 10 EAP class is designed to provide ESL students with the explicit language support they need to face the challenge of not only learning English, but learning in English. The focus on academic language and a range of text types enables language learners to develop the skills, strategies and language they need to participate and function successfully in the academic context of Grade 10. The EAP class helps students develop effective learning strategies to interact, communicate and function in both social and academic contexts. Students attend all mainstream classes excluding Modern Language.

Drop-In English Language Support Lab

The Drop-In English Support Lab is open during the school day and staffed by a team of language specialists who support students with their classwork, help them improve their English language skills, and encourage learner autonomy and independence. With explicit instruction and support based on the individual needs of each learner, the instructors guide students to improve their speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in English.