Every QSI student can be successful in their learning, however a student whose English proficiency is below that commonly associated with their age group may not be able to flourish in the mainstream literacy program.
The Intensive English program is designed for these students. The goal of the Intensive English program is to create a learning environment in which students can acquire the English language skills in the four domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing to enable success in their age- appropriate mainstream classes.
Intensive English classes are smaller than mainstream classes to allow teachers to effectively target individual needs. A student is placed at an appropriate level within the program.
The goal for IE is for students to acquire enough English language skills to be able to transition into the mainstream classroom as quickly as possible. Their oral language, reading, and writing skills will be monitored carefully, and when their academic skills are near to those of a native English speaker, they will exit the IE program.
I started teaching in QSIA in 2010 and get hired teaching ESL learners in 2016. Why do I like teaching ESL learners? Because I am ESL learner myself and I do understand the kids who struggle learning a new language. I love being in international community and learn about different culture and their languages. I teach a small group of students to make ESL lessons and guidance to be efficient and effective. English learners visit my ESL class daily for English development support and I encourage them to read, talk, and write in English.