English Language Learning

ELL Support

Our ELL programme at GEMS Royal Dubai School is designed to enrich and support children whose first language is not English. The aim of our programme is to develop English skills so that our students can access the curriculum in the classroom and can communicate with their teachers and peers.

ELL support can be identified on entry as well as through teacher assessment. We use this information from the team around the child (teacher, ELL department, parents) to create an Individual Language Plan (ILP) which will specify language targets for the term. These targets will then drive personalised support to develop that child’s language skills. The content of the sessions is a combination of direct English language instruction and sessions designed to boost vocabulary and comprehension skills in various academic areas. Ultimately, we aim for our children to be able to confidently and fluently access the classroom curriculum  as well as listen, speak, read and write proficiently in English.

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