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English as an additional language (EAL)

English is our language of instruction, and we want to ensure every student can successfully access all elements of our curriculum regardless of their English level. However, we understand that for many of our students, English is a second or even a third language, and some require special assistance in learning English.

We offer an EAL programme (English as an Additional Language) to those students who require the assistance. This programme ensures that all students can keep up with our curriculum and maximise their time at Mount Kelly School Hong Kong and later on at Mount Kelly UK senior school. As part of the admissions procedures, we will assess the student’s English ability and have a personalised plan ready for when they start at Mount Kelly.

EAL students receive extra lessons where they consolidate basic English skills focused on the four main core areas of the language: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. EAL students receive EAL lessons until they can follow the mainstream English lessons and our curriculum completely. 

Co-Curricular Activities

The school offers English-focused co-curricular activities where students can further improve their English skills in oracy and literacy and acquire advanced vocabulary and writing skills.