English as an Additional Language (EAL)

BISS Sentrum is a truly international school representing over twenty five nationalities and languages.

Many of our students are not native English speakers and have varying experience and prior exposure to the English language. The school prides itself in integrating non-English speakers quickly, supporting the child’s mother tongue and helping students to access the curriculum.

Many of our staff are also from different international backgrounds and we can access a wide variety of languages to support children in their mother tongue when they first start attending the school. These languages include French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

We love the many many different cultures, languages and backgrounds at the school.

The acquisition of English also depends upon the commitment each family makes in supporting their child and the encouragement the child receives at home. Most children with no English will be speaking and communicating confidently within a year. Comprehension of the language and reading and writing skills usually take a little longer to acquire.