At Ambrosoli we value every child and believe all children have the right to learn and have access to an education regardless of their cultural background or the language they speak. Ambrosoli School provides all children whose English is not their mother tongue access to a program led by a specialised English as an additional language (EAL) teacher.
Children at Ambrosoli come from over 50 nationalities and speak over 30 languages. Our specialised EAL department welcomes children who need additional support, whether it is to begin English language skills, increase phoneme awareness or expand their vocabulary and comprehension.
Upon arrival at Ambrosoli, an assessment of language skills will be conducted and a language learner profile will be completed to individualise each child’s learning journey and identify the strategies needed to develop each child’s language intervention program. Some strategies that are used are:
- Survival language-whole school approach to EAL
- Connecting in-school and out-of-school learning
- Continued home language development
- Development of English language skills
- Parental involvement
Anyone who would like some more information about English as a second language can email [email protected] – we would be happy to arrange a chat with you at any point.