ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT
We value our community’s linguistic diversity and are committed to promoting multilingualism. Our students come from over 50 nations, and our language offerings are designed to help them develop an understanding of other cultures as well as to develop proficiency in an additional language.
At SIS, the medium of instruction of our academic programme is delivered in English. SIS provides support with the language for non-native English speakers through the English Support programmes, and to develop skills in their mother tongue wherever possible.
How We Support
Given the diverse background and needs of the SIS Community, our supports come with several ways:
Students in Secondary School who are already in their respective grades can hone in on their English skills, particularly in reading and writing, during their weekly advisory allotted in their timetable. These advisory sessions provide students with the opportunity to improve their literacy skills at a dedicated time that is separate from regular English lessons.
English as a Second Language
Secondary School students who have some command of the English language but may not be able to cope with grade-level English can do English as a Second Language (ESL) under the recommendation of the academic team.
With multiple levels of English offered at Secondary School levels in SIS, ESL students could work their way up to progress into grade-level English. The teachers at SIS will guide students on their possible pathways for progression.