English as Additional Language
ESL & ESLI Program
SPH provides English as a Second Language Support Programs to students from Grades 1 – 6 through two modes:
ESL (English as Second Language) is a language support program addressing more specific English needs for students from different countries and language backgrounds. In the entrance test, the Learning Support Team evaluates language skills including English to ensure that they are able to communicate or understand in class. The ESL program assists students so they can better participate in their daily classes.
ESLI (English as Second Language Immersion) is an immersion program that provides concentrated support for Grades 2 – 5 students with very limited English skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. ESLI aims to accelerate students’ acquisition of the target language. They must already be able to read in their first language and have a working knowledge of the English alphabet, including the sounds of the letters.