ESL - ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
ISN has a diverse multi-cultural community which gives students a wonderful opportunity to learn about each other’s language and cultures. Most of our student body is comprised of students for which English is not their first language and their English proficiency varies depending upon each child's background. For this reason, ISN offers a very specialized English as a Second Language (ESL) program with certified language teachers to support the particular needs of every student.
Those learners who need in-depth support participate in daily ESL classes. Here they receive intensive small-group instruction and receive individual attention from an ESL specialist targeting their specific needs. The ESL specialists collaborate closely with mainstream teachers and can either provide “push-in” support in the classroom or they can provide “pull-out” support for students where necessary.
The ESL program at ISN is designed to help language learners acquire communicative and academic English skills required to successfully access the grade level curriculum