English as an Additional Language
BISC Kraków welcomes students from all across the globe, and as such students who may be new to English. The English as an Additional Language (EAL) policy at BISC Kraków is centred on the understanding that newly arrived children who have not previously had exposure to the English language face a three-fold difficulty: keeping up with their studies, making new friends and learning an entirely new language which may be greatly different from their native tongue.
EAL programmes focus on communicative competency as the foremost priority. This includes the language needed to make strong social bonds and to excel in academia. Our teaching in the lower years takes a naturalistic approach, drawing on leading linguistic theory on the acquisition of additional languages in childhood. At all times, EAL intervention programmes are fun and supportive places to learn, thrive and gain confidence in English.