The EAL (English as an Additional Language) department at St Mark’s works with students recently arrived from abroad in need of extra English lessons.
EAL programme of withdrawals:
Beginners; 7 lessons/week
Starters: 4 lessons/week
Movers Yr7; 3 lessons/week
Additionally, the EAL students receive support in-lessons from bilingual staff as well as extra help with their homework during Enrichment (Tuesday 3pm-4pm). The EAL withdrawal lessons cease when the students reach L4 in English writing and they can fully access the British Curriculum.
The lessons consist in a mix of English vocabulary, grammar and skills lessons (reading and listening) appropriate for each NC level, with an emphasis on English grammar taught by EAL specialist teachers.
The course is aimed at improving all four skills in English (reading, writing, speaking and listening), therefore the lessons offer a variety of topics and activities that address these skills.