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Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten pupils are provided a hands-on learning experience everyday, with amazing teachers who helped my daughter build self-confidence and have an appreciation for world cultures.

BIS-NY Parent

Learning Support and EAL

Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten pupils are provided a hands-on learning experience everyday, with amazing teachers who helped my daughter build self-confidence and have an appreciation for world cultures.

BIS-NY Parent

The Learning Support Department acts as a whole-school resource, committed to addressing learning diversity needs within the school. 

In the Primary Years, our learning support team work collaboratively with each year level team to identify and assist students who require educational interventions.  Support is delivered through a combination of small group instruction and integrated classroom support, as is most appropriate.  In the MYP, students have two periods per week personal learning time during which they can meet with specific subject teachers. Throughout both programs, learning support staff provide consultation and liaise with teachers and parents on best practices, strategies and accommodations.  At The British International School of New York we are committed to delivering an inclusive educational environment for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. 

English As an Additional Language (EAL)

As The British International School of New York is truly an international school, we have many students who are learning in a language other than those they speak at home. For students who need support in learning content in the English language, we offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) to ensure all the students reach their full potential and can fully participate in both our curriculum and socially. In collaboration with class teachers, the EAL teacher supports students through small group pull-out lessons in lieu of French or Spanish, as well as with in-class support.

During pull-out EAL classes, students in Reception through Year 9 receive small group lessons that are catered to accommodate each student’s individual language needs within the context of each class unit. We focus on supporting the development of language learners’ vocabulary and grammar, as well as the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Student learning is scaffolded with the use of visual and practical aids, dramatization, graphic organizers, and hands-on demonstrations in order to provide a more concrete context for understanding.

Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten pupils are provided a hands-on learning experience everyday, with amazing teachers who helped my daughter build self-confidence and have an appreciation for world cultures.

BIS-NY Parent
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