English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

The English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Department assists students at the school for whom English is not their first language. The courses or programmes of study within the department are tailor-made depending on each student’s individual needs, but the overall aim is the same: to develop the students’ speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in English and therefore enable them to be integrated into or enhance their performance in mainstream classes.

Within the department, students may simply receive support to supplement their mainstream English, maths or science classes, or they may be registered as full-time EFL students. The full-time EFL students follow courses designed by the EFL department that focus on strengthening the students’ confidence in the English language in a way that incorporates elements of the mainstream programme. In this way, students are well-prepared and equipped with all of the necessary skills when it is time to leave the department and join the mainstream classes.

For more information, please contact Helena Jayne Abou Harb, Head of the EFL Department.