English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Marymount's linguistic diversity is an asset for teaching and learning. We value the multilingual and multicultural nature of our students, and we draw on their background knowledge across the curriculum. The English as an Additional Language (EAL) department is instrumental in welcoming and supporting children from a wide variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds to our school. We aim to support our language learners in the most inclusive way possible so that all students have access to the curriculum and school life.

Marymount encourages first language maintenance at home and provide our students with language instruction and content support in EAL and mainstream classes. Alongside classroom teachers, we promote authentic and meaningful language experiences. EAL and mainstream teachers work together to ensure that students can develop the language and understand the content of the classroom as well as participate in the classroom activities. The EAL department determines appropriate learning environments for our students so that they make continuous academic and social progress, and experience success and autonomy while developing English language proficiency.

Download our Teaching & Learning Policy below to learn more about Marymount's EAL department.