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English Language Programs

How do we support English Language Development at RAS?

The goal of Raffles English Language programs is to foster linguistic development in students whose primary language is not English. Students will experience support from qualified English Language Learning teachers, as well as attend specialized English classes.

For students who are already learning English, English Language Learning  (ELL) Support is provided, reinforcing their learning with additional English support by our ELL specialist teachers. At RAS, we utilize a collaborative, co-teaching model, in which students acquire English language and subject-specific knowledge simultaneously. Across the school, we have dedicated, qualified ELL specialist teachers to co-plan and co-teach with class teachers. ELL teachers support classes with differentiation of content, product, and process of learning to reinforce and support student understanding. We believe that all teachers are language teachers and are equipped with research-based ELL strategies to promote optimal learning for each and every student. 

English Language Learning (ELL) specialist teacher support at Raffles American School is for children from 1st Grade to 10th Grade

The English Immersion Program (EIP) is a vibrant and engaging language program designed for Upper Elementary, Middle School and High School students who are beginning to learn English. This program provides students with rigorous English instruction to assist them in building foundational English language skills for academic purposes.

EIP is for children 8 – 14 years old.

Grade level Average Age
3rd Grade 8 years old
4th Grade 9 years old
5th Grade 10 years old
6th Grade 11 years old
5th Grade 10 years old
7th Grade 12 years old
8th Grade 13 years old
9th Grade 14 years old
10th Grade 15 years old

“Mr Jeff is an excellent ELL teacher, very knowledgeable, clear pronunciation, and good rapport with the students. The teaching philosophy at RAS enables students to learn in a relaxed environment giving time for independent thinking and creative work.  Thank you teachers.”

Eileen, 7th Grade Student