English as an Additional Language

Our school community represents 45 nations that learn and teach under the roof of Berlin Cosmopolitan School. Every language and every culture is welcome and may be used at any time.

The goal of the English as an Additional Language (EAL) course is for students with little to no knowledge of English have extra support.

Students receiving EAL support work in separate classrooms in small groups while regular English classes are held for their classmates. Small groups allow for a comfortable atmosphere for learning where peers are supportive.

The first goal is to strengthen interpersonal communication skills so that students gain the skills to participate in class social interactions. Other topics build on this foundation. With confidence, the tasks expand into building language skills, such as grammar or stylistic confidence, so that the student can move into mainstream English.