Learning English as An Additional Language (EAL) at Harrow Shenzhen

Harrow Shenzhen is an academic British international school, and our students come from a range of diverse backgrounds and cultures. This diversity is our strength, and we take pride in being able to provide a nurturing and inclusive environment for students to thrive in. One of the core components of our academic program is the teaching and learning of English as an additional language.

The ability to communicate effectively in English is an essential skill in today’s globalized world. It is the language of business, diplomacy, and technology, and proficiency in English can open up opportunities for personal and professional growth. At Harrow Shenzhen, we recognize the importance of high-quality teaching and learning of English as a second language, and we are committed to ensuring that our students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in today’s world.

Our English language program is designed to be tailored and responsive to the needs of our students. We recognize that each student comes to us with their unique background, language proficiency, and learning style. We work closely with our students to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. Where it is required, we work closely with students, their parents, and teachers to develop individualized learning plans that meet their specific needs. This allows us to provide targeted support for individuals, monitor their progress, adapt to their needs and optimize their chances of accelerating their skill level.

Our program emphasizes the development of students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. We believe that these skills are interconnected, and proficiency in one area can enhance performance in the others. Our teachers use a variety of teaching strategies, including immersive language experiences, group discussions, and individualized feedback, to help students build their language skills. These strategies are not only used in isolation during their Literacy lessons. These are strategies that are interlinked throughout all of their lessons, from Geography to Science. 

At Harrow Shenzhen, we believe that language learning should be an active and engaging process. We use a communicative approach that encourages students to use English in authentic and meaningful contexts. We provide opportunities for our students to interact with native speakers of English, participate in extracurricular activities, and engage in cultural exchange programs. We also incorporate technology into our language program to enhance students’ learning experience.

Said by Ms Naomi Harris, Whole School Director of EAL at Harrow Shenzhen,  that “We believe that the high-quality teaching and learning of English as a second language is a vital component of our academic program. We are committed to providing our students with the skills they need to communicate effectively in English and succeed in today’s globalized world. We invite you to join us in this journey towards excellence in language learning.” 

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