Learning in a Second Language

We are proud of our multiculturalism at Fyling Hall.  International students are a true asset.   They encourage all of us to look at things from a different perspective.  Often referred to as English as a Second or Additional Language (ESL or EAL) students, the government defines these pupils as having been exposed to a language other than English during early childhood and “continues to be exposed to this language in the home or in the community”. They are

  • diverse in background
  • English language proficiency
  • educational background and
  • literacy (Latin or non-Latin based)

How we teach and integrate our ESL students impacts each and every one of our Fyling Hall pupils.

Whilst learning in a new country is an exciting prospect, it can also be a little daunting.  Pupils must not only learn in a different language, but must quickly adapt to a new culture.  To help native English speakers understand their experience, our ELS students recently led an assembly.  It was a great team effort . . . a special mention to Anisia in Y10 for putting this video together!