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What is the AISL Harrow EAL Programme?
The AISL Harrow EAL programme* is beneficial to both existing and prospective students in developing their English Language proficiency, prior to enrolling at the start of the new academic year. It will help children to develop the confidence they need to practice learning English, improve outcomes instil a love of learning. All successful applicants are encouraged to undertake the AISL Harrow EAL programme so that they can make progress in areas of English listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The AISL Harrow EAL Programme* is now offered at no cost to our newly registered students, upon completed application to Open Apply*, All successful applicants can take advantage of the 12 to 15-week course, designed to encourage and support the children’s English Language development.
To benefit from this unique opportunity and take part in the Harrow EAL Programme, please sign up and register at your earliest convenience.
The EAL programme is beneficial to both existing and prospective students in developing their English Language proficiency, prior to enrolling at the start of the new academic year. It will help students develop the confidence they need to practice learning English, improve outcomes instil a love of learning.
All students are encouraged to undertake the EAL programme so that they can make progress in areas of English listening, speaking, reading and writing. This is facilitated through our online interactive activities and web content made available in the programme.
This programme will allow access to pre-recorded videos with differentiated and interactive Pearson online resources.
Children can independently work through a series of tasks and games that provides content at an appropriate linguistic level on a weekly basis. The online resources will also adapt to the progress of the child and will provide increasingly challenging activities for him or her, as he or she progresses.
One of the greatest ways for parents to help their children learn English is by attempting to learn English themselves.
These workshops will offer opportunities for parents to practice new skills and learn alongside their children, which, in itself is a great motivator. All parents will be involved in educational activities and presentations where they will be given information on how to assist their children to learn and practice English.
The online EAL programme initiates with students undertaking an online assessment so that they can be grouped into an appropriate level of their competency. This is conducted via the online Pearson Benchmark Young Learners Test. The test is designed to be interesting and fun experience for students.
Based on the rating of the assessment, students will be placed into their appropriate level of language proficiency profile. After which, they will then receive an email once a week with recorded content and instructional activities for them to complete in their own time.
Families will be invited to monthly workshops where students will come together, in school preferably (with the option of going online when necessary) for a fun filled session of hands-on and playful learning experiences.
Q1: Who is eligible for the AISL Harrow EAL programme (EAL Programme) ?
The AISL Harrow EAL programme is available to students who either have applied or will apply for Harrow Appi (with the online Application Form submitted and non-refundable Application Fee paid).
Please click here to fill in the online Application Form and apply for Harrow Appi(1).
(1) Please note that only students born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2011 are eligible for applying Harrow Appi, (representing the ages eligible for entry when Harrow Appi opens in August 2022). For more information, please refer to our Age Guidelines.
Q2: What is the AISL Harrow EAL Programme (EAL Programme)?
With Harrow’s strong expertise in English teaching and digital learning, we are pleased to present the AISL Harrow EAL Programme. The programme consists of the following two elements:
- Pearson English Benchmark Younger Learners Test (EBYL Test)
- Pearson English Code Student eBook (Student eBook) and pre-recorded videos which have been curated by our Harrow teachers
Q3: What are the benefits of joining the Programme?
The EAL Programme is beneficial to both enrolled and prospective Harrow Appi students as it will develop their English language proficiency, prior to commencing at Harrow Appi in August 2022. It will help students develop the confidence they need to practice learning English, improve outcomes and instill a love of learning. All students are encouraged to undertake the EAL Programme so that they can make progress in areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing English. This is facilitated through online interactive video content and activities made available in the Programme.
Q4: Why has Harrow chosen Pearson’s English Benchmark Young Learners Test (EBYL Test) and English Code Student eBook (Student eBook)?
With 30,000 employees in more than 70 countries, Pearson’s products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day.
Based on 30 years of language testing experience, Pearson is one of the A-Level curricula providers (Edexcel) within UK education. Additionally, Pearson provides a range of English examinations and courses that are trusted by governments, Ivy League universities, international schools and Fortune 500 companies around the world.
Q5: What is English Benchmark Young Learners Test (EBYL Test)?
Pearson’s EBYL Test measures English language ability through fun, interactive, game-like activities that are intuitive for students aged 6-14.
The test gives detailed insights into the students’ overall English proficiency and progress, with clear breakdowns across speaking, listening, reading and writing. It’s the test that all Harrow International Schools have been using to assess and monitor students’ English level and learning progress.
Q6: How to take the English Benchmark Young Learners Test (EBYL Test)?
The EBYL Test is a tablet-based test; the students only need to take the below 4 steps to access this stress-free assessment method:
- Please make sure you have a tablet (i.e. iPad or Samsung tab) and headphones (headphones with microphone is preferred) for the test
- Download the English Benchmark Young Learners App from Apple store or Google Play
- Find a quiet test environment and reserve approximately 40 minutes for the test
- Double click the EBYL Test App and input the Test Code we will share with you by email
After the student completes the test, we will share with you the Performance Report, which includes the test score, recommendations for learning activities to address any skills gaps and directions to specific English exercises.
Q7: Pearson English Code Student eBook (Student eBook) and pre-recorded videos
Based on the EBYL Test result, a student will be placed into their appropriate level of language proficiency profile. We will offer the Pearson’s English Learning eBook and pre-recorded videos (appropriate level) to each student.
The student will receive an email once a week with recorded content and instructional activities for them to complete in their own time. Together with the student eBook, each student will have access to differentiated and interactive online resources for them to view and work through independently on a weekly basis.
1. Only children born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2011 are eligible to apply
2. The application fee of US$200 is non-refundable