as an Additional Language


English as and Additional Language

Our English curriculum empowers even the youngest learners to communicate confidently and effectively. It helps them to develop the skills needed to respond to a range of information, media and texts. The subject promotes active learning, develops thinking skills and encourages intellectual engagement.

What will students learn?

This curriculum develops learners’ curiosity about other languages and cultures, and how these shape our perceptions of the world. They will see themselves as successful language learners, be able to communicate effectively and become confident in and enjoy reading a range of texts as their skills develop.

How is the subject taught?

This framework supports an integrated approach to teaching to develop effective communication skills in English. The five strands, and their respective learning objectives, work together to support the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Use of English
  • Listening
  • Speaking
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