Learning in English at Haileybury Almaty

The EAL Department is at the forefront of providing comprehensive language support, offering intensive English lessons meticulously crafted and delivered by a team of dedicated and specialised teachers. Our educators bring a wealth of experience, expertise, and a passion for linguistics to the classroom, ensuring that each student receives personalised attention tailored to their unique learning needs.

In addition to our intensive language lessons, we pride ourselves on our commitment to in-class support. Our team collaborates seamlessly with mainstream teachers to seamlessly integrate EAL provisions into the broader curriculum. By fostering a collaborative approach, we enhance the learning experience for all students and create an inclusive environment where linguistic diversity is celebrated.

One of our primary objectives is to build confidence in our students. We recognize that language acquisition goes beyond mere linguistic competence; it is about empowering individuals to express themselves with assurance and clarity. Through carefully designed programs and supportive teaching methods, we aim to instil the confidence necessary for our students to thrive both academically and socially.

Our philosophy revolves around the idea that language is a bridge to understanding and connecting with the world. We believe in providing not just lessons but transformative experiences that prepare our students for a globalised future. Whether through language immersion, cultural exploration, or collaborative projects, we strive to create an environment that transcends language barriers and fosters a sense of unity among our diverse student body.

Welcome to the vibrant world of English as an Additional Language (EAL) at Haileybury Almaty!

As the Head of the EAL Department, I am thrilled to share a bit about my background, qualifications and philosophy.

I have studied Psychology both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and have recently been awarded an MA in Inclusion. My journey in the field of EAL spans 18 years, during which I have had the privilege of working in various capacities that have honed my expertise. My professional trajectory includes roles such as Language for Learning project assistant to Head of English and Assessment, providing me with a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of language acquisition and the unique challenges faced by students acquiring English as an additional language.

My passion for teaching and commitment to fostering an inclusive environment are the driving forces behind my work. I firmly believe that every student possesses untapped potential, and my goal is to create an atmosphere that nurtures their linguistic development while promoting a sense of belonging. I am dedicated to implementing innovative teaching methodologies that cater to diverse learning styles, ensuring that each student can flourish and reach their full potential.

In my years of experience, I have witnessed the transformative power of education, and I am dedicated to empowering students to become confident and articulate communicators. My philosophy revolves around the idea that a supportive and inclusive environment is essential for effective language acquisition. By fostering a sense of community within the EAL Department, we not only enhance language skills but also cultivate a global perspective that prepares students for success in an interconnected world.

I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and it is my firm belief that through collaboration, dedication, and a student-centred approach, we will continue to provide an exceptional EAL experience that equips our students to excel both academically and personally. Welcome to a dynamic learning journey where language acquisition is not just a skill but a transformative experience!

Emma Farrelly

Head of the EAL Department

About assessment

At the heart of our commitment to individualised language development is our rigorous testing and progress monitoring system. Upon admission, prospective students undergo a comprehensive language proficiency test, enabling us to tailor our programs to their specific needs. This initial assessment serves as a roadmap for our specialised teachers, allowing them to craft personalised learning experiences that address the unique challenges and strengths of each student.

To ensure continuous growth and improvement, we utilise Pearson, a leading assessment tool, to track and monitor progress in language proficiency. This sophisticated platform provides real-time insights into each student's linguistic journey, allowing us to adjust our teaching strategies dynamically.

Regular assessments, benchmarked against international standards, enable us to celebrate milestones and identify areas for further enhancement. By leveraging cutting-edge assessment technology, we not only measure language proficiency but also cultivate a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring that our students are on a trajectory toward linguistic excellence and confidence.

Our commitment to robust assessment practices reflects our dedication to providing the highest quality of language education and preparing our students for success in an increasingly interconnected global landscape.

We are excited to invite you to explore a new feature here on the website that will help you achieve a better understanding of our school and all that we have to offer. You can take a virtual tour of our campus, explore our classrooms and facilities and take a closer look at our admissions process.

You'll be able to see first hand what sets our school apart and why we could well be the perfect fit for your child's education.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

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