English

We expect that our students will be able to demonstrate systematic and pragmatic knowledge of English. They will demonstrate agility in lexicon, intonation and register, calibrating their use of the language according the situation or medium.

We distribute the English language courseload between classes of language and literature, with a focus on productive (spoken and written) and receptive (oral and auditory) performance, always aiming to approximate real-world communication in order to prepare students to assume critical and creative positions in diverse communicative acts. To this end, our methodology also demands that Music, Drama, Visual Arts, P.E., Global Citizenship, Makerspace, Media Lab and Programming classes, in additional to other electives, all be held in an English medium.

In English classes themselves, we also privilege activities and experiences that promote intercultural competencies, guiding students to reflect on differences and similarities across diverse values systems. To make this practice even more consistent, we integrate the English curriculum with that of the Global Citizenship course, tying in complementary themes and deepening understandings.

Primary School

Classes in English
IPC
Sciences
History
Geography
Music
Visual Arts
Drama
P.E.
Reading Workshop
Makerspace
Global Citizenship

Middle Years

Classes in English
Music
Visual Arts
Drama
P.E.
Reading Workshop
Makerspace
Language Arts
Global Citizenship

High School

Language Arts
Arts
Drama
Music
Physical Education
Electives: Public Speaking & Design Thinking

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

In order to support students to engage in discourse, build knowledge and negotiate subtleties of meaning in the English language, we offer additional support in the form of EAL (English as an Additional Language) classes. EAL specialists develop individualized plans to assist students who demonstrate difficulty in operating in English in their regular English medium classes.