English Language Support

Additional English support for students whose native language is not English is known as EAL – English as an Additional Language.

On arrival, each international student will be tested to assess their level of English.

The EAL teacher will act as a personal guide for their English students, helping with any questions or concerns that might arise. There will be specific EAL lessons timetabled each week. These lessons will cover grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening practice, writing practice and conversation.

In Villiers, we prepare many students for the Cambridge First Certificate Exam (FCE), which is usually held in May of each year. Cambridge English exams are officially accepted by thousands of universities, employers and governments globally. They can open doors to higher education, improve job prospects and, because the qualifications are so well-known globally, increase mobility.

As well as using a textbook and workbook designed for EAL, students will keep a personal English Journal.

A range of teaching resources will be used. These may include learning English via music; watching and discussing some modern English movies; TV programmes and documentaries; using iPads and internet resources; giving PowerPoint presentations to the rest of the group, and discussing current news stories.