English is the language of inclusion at KIS. This means that English is the medium of instruction as well as the language used by students interacting outside of the classroom throughout the school campus. Non-native English speaking students ingrate quickly at KIS, and this is what sets our school apart from other international schools in the city.
The aim of the EAL program is to help students gain competence in English so that they may succeed in the academic program and integrate fully into the social life of the school.
We recognize that it takes time to learn a new language and therefore EAL students must spend a certain amount of time each day in classes designed especially for them. However, we believe that they also benefit from contact with other students in the regular classroom and in the greater school community. At KIS, we aim for an appropriate combination of formal instruction in the language, participation in the regular curriculum, and social contacts outside it.