Support Services

English as an Additional Language (EAL)
The objective of the EAL program is to enable the inclusion of the EAL students in the mainstream class. 
We are proud of the quality of EAL support we provide to our students. Although students are required to have a certain level of English proficiency according to the year level they are applying to enter, we work with our EAL team in cooperation with the homeroom teachers to enable the EAL students’ transition into the mainstream class.

We adapt ‘ESL in the Mainstream’ in our curriculum and track student progress with our EAL Scope and Scales, starting from the date they are screened for admissions purposes till they are included in the mainstream class.

There are mainly two types of EAL support provided at MIST:

  • Pull Out Support
    Pull-out support is for students who feel more comfortable receiving instruction at their level of proficiency. They are withdrawn from their English Language Arts classes all or part of the week by an EAL teacher and English is taught at a lower level until they gain confidence in entering the regular classes.
  • In Class Support
    In class support is provided to students who feel comfortable being instructed at the school level, but need assistance in accomplishing tasks assigned during English Language Arts classes. The EAL teacher spends time inside the classroom with those students and they work together on the language activities so that the student is supported to become an independent learner.

Mathematics Groups
When deemed necessary, the Mathematics classes of different groups are held at the same time everyday so that students can be streamed according to their levels of Mathematics achievement. This way, students who need extra support have the opportunity to work at their pace and high achievers can be given extended tasks and more challenging work.

Albanian as an Additional Language (AAL)
The objective of the AAL program is to enable the inclusion of students in Albanian classes. With AAL, students are either provided with lower level tasks, or provided in class support with an assistant teacher, or pulled out of the classroom so that their needs are catered for.

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