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Introducing Abbotsholme School’s programme for overseas and EAL students:
Saturday Language School
At Abbotsholme School we believe that our overseas pupils are so important that we dedicate Saturday mornings to developing their English Language. This dynamic Saturday school experience develops our pupils’ written and spoken English within fun and engaging workshops and seminars. Pupils develop both conversational and technical skills in English within ability groups and these sessions work in harmony with the EAL academic programme that runs during the week.
Our EAL Saturday School runs from 9.00am to 12.45pm and is followed by brunch and the option to go out on one of the scheduled outings or shopping trips.
Our dedicated EAL staff team have developed an incredible programme of language immersion and cultural experiences for our students.
Academic English, general English and exam preparation are all addressed in the EAL timetable. Classes are held in small groups in comfortable surroundings with high expectations from the teachers on pupils’ effort, achievement and independent study.
The EAL handbook states that “A core principle of the department is the fostering of a warm, trusting and caring atmosphere.” Time and attention are given to the classroom needs and integration of all our pupils. We pride ourselves on the good relationships which this support creates between the staff and the EAL pupils.
The ‘Cultural Enrichment’ programme is designed to give our pupils experience of British culture. From world-class classical concerts to walks in the woods, from afternoon tea to a pizza party, and dozens more outings, the EAL pupils will take part in ‘British’ activities while spending time together socially.
Summer Term British Boarding Experience
If you would like to experience British boarding and British culture Abbotsholme School offers short term stays in the summer term. This is an exciting time of the year at the School where we make full use of our extensive 150-acre site. Pupils can enjoy camping and adventure trips, horse-riding, canoeing, raft building, climbing, a range of sport and farm experiences as well as total immersion into British culture and the English language over one term, 6 weeks or a 4-week stay.
An Integrated Experience
Whilst we offer specialist services for our overseas students we also ensure full integration into the British way of life. Students will follow a programme of lessons in English that interest them such as History, Geography, Science, Maths, Business Studies and the Arts. The academic programme aims to immerse students in the British school experience and work alongside native speakers. For further details of our International Programme please contact us: email@example.com