While social language is relatively easy for students to master, it can take an additional 5-7 years for students to be competent in academic English. BFIS follows the inclusion model for EAL services. Research shows that this model helps students acquire academic language more efficiently.
The inclusion model teaches English through content areas such as literature, science, social studies and math in the regular classroom. For students entering higher grades, where the language gap between native speakers and English language learners can be quite wide, specialists may work with small groups in an EAL classroom.
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