English as an Additional/Second Language

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English as an Additional/Second Language

Rising School understands the importance of English language development and proficiency, and acknowledges its obligation towards the community of allowing students the opportunity to reach the level required for success for in career and education. We at Rising School understand that some of the students will be second language speakers, and particular care should be given to those students.

As explained in the earlier, students with an ELA RIT score from the MAP assessment that are identified as 2 levels or more below the recommended RIT score for the enrollment grade will be assessed in the Literacy Development Program for basic skills such as Phonics, Decoding, Spelling, Fluency, etc.  This will further personalize their ILP as well as help identify their optimal learning path.  This could trigger and dictate a full English Immersion program until assessment data confirms the student’s readiness to attend mainstream classes.  EAL immersion is conducted within the Literacy Development Program and coordinated by a teacher certified in this area.

Rising School Literacy Development Program will use the Sheltered Instruction approach developed by the Center for Research on Education: Diversity and Excellence. This approach is designed to “transitioning Limited English Proficient students (LEP) towards higher academic achievement while they reach English fluency” This approach which is in essence based on the theories of Vygotsk integrates language teaching and content instruction. The Content and Language Learning approach aims at

  • Provide students with the language proficiency matching grade level content
  • Promote the development of English proficiency

This sheltered instruction approach incorporates numerous instructional practices including graphic organizers, peer teaching, vocabulary charts, and diagrams.

Expected cost structure to parents would not exceed 25% of their respective annual fees, such cost will be approved by KHDA prior charging and parental consent will be sought.