The school implements a partial pull-out ESL policy wherein all children are placed in mainstream classes.
At the time of admission, all students are required to take the admission test in English and Maths. Based on their results in the English test, the school determines whether a child requires ESL help or not. In consultation with the child’s class teacher the ESL teacher determines the extent of help required and fixes the number of sessions with the child. The ESL teacher may have a one-on-one session with the student or may provide help inside the classroom, during regular lessons.
In AITIS, ESL instruction will be offered in three different levels as follows:
- Beginners group: The child has no, or very limited, English language skills and thus, cannot follow the regular classes. Such children are allotted more one-on-one sessions with the ESL teacher.
- Intermediates group: The child has limited English language skills and thus, cannot follow all regular classes. Such children are allotted some one-on-one sessions with the ESL teacher and more in-class assistance.
- Advanced group: The child has adequate English language skills but cannot follow all regular classes. Such children are allotted more in-class assistance.
At the end of the school year, based on the child’s progress and the recommendation of the Class Teacher, a student can be asked to exit the ESL program.