English as an Additional Language (EAL) in the Primary School

CIS has one EAL teacher per grade level in the Primary School (K-5).


The EAL Program in the Primary School

Pull-Out Model

Students receive:

  • Pull-Out lessons which are mostly for students at the beginner and intermediate proficiency levels.
  • Pull-Out lessons that are connected to their grade-level Units of Inquiry and other content areas.
  • Pull-Out lessons that build upon their background knowledge which reinforces, supports and extends the classroom work.
  • Their instruction from the classroom teacher along with their peers for most of the school day.
  • Small group lessons with the EAL teacher to target specific English language needs.

In-Class Collaborative Model:

  • EAL students learn alongside their classroom peers.
  • EAL and classroom teachers regularly plan, team-teach and evaluate lessons for all students.
  • Teaching focuses on all aspects of language learning and making curriculum content comprehensible for all students.