WISS Today Article


The WISS PYP EAL Department recently hosted a Professional Learning Opportunity (PLO) on campus for over 30 participants. Specialist EAL Teachers, Homeroom Teachers, Deputies and Principals came together from schools in Nanjing, Suzhou, Taicang, Ningbo, Hefei and Shanghai to learn together and share their experiences of teaching students who are acquiring English as an Additional Language (EAL). The WISS team shared their vision and guided discussions around student support models, assessment, explicit language teaching, supporting English language development through the Programme of Inquiry (POI) and EAL support resources. Participants analysed and identified the advantages of establishing structured support models and their impact on student learning, during a packed itinerary throughout the day. It was a successful sharing of ideas and professional development for all.