Our ESOL students’ progress is measured individually. Each student’s assessment results are compared to their last assessments, not against a class mark or year-level grade. These results are posted on the student’s individual school report. Each student’s individual progress is important, as all language students learn at different rates and all language students learn different things at different times.
As the students progress in English, our teaching focus shifts from English language knowledge to the language required to support mainstream subjects at school. For example, students may learn to use new verb tense to write a historical report for humanities, or they may focus on science or maths vocabulary, or the language of instructions to follow science laboratory procedures.