English is the medium of teaching at Bloomsbury International School. As most schools around SE Asia, we have a high percentage of students requiring English as an Additional Language (EAL).

We believe that all students have a right to access the curriculum, which is why we base our EAL provision on a model of Sheltered Immersion. Students on the EAL programme are well-supported at Bloomsbury and it is the objective of the EAL department to improve proficiency in English to a suitable enough level to be able to access the curriculum independently.

Children who enter the school during Early Years can learn English sufficiently enough to cope with the demands of a classroom. However, children arriving in higher year groups often need additional support in English language. For students in Year 3 to Year 6, we offer an EAL programme for those whose English language skills are emerging and developing.