English is the medium of teaching at Bloomsbury International School. As most schools around SE Asia, we have a high percentage of students requiring English as an Additional Language (EAL).

We believe that all students have a right to access the curriculum, which is why we base our EAL provision on a model of Sheltered Immersion. Students on the EAL programme are well-supported at Bloomsbury and it is the objective of the EAL department to improve proficiency in English to a suitable enough level to be able to access the curriculum independently.

Children who enter the school during Early Years can learn English sufficiently enough to cope with the demands of a classroom. However, children arriving in higher year groups often need additional support in English language. For students in Year 1 and Year 2, we offer an EAL programme for those whose English language skills are emerging and developing. Our aim is to ensure that their level of English is proficient enough to cope with the demands of the curriculum.