English as an Additional Language (EAL)

At the International School of Hellerup (ISH), we are committed to placing the student at the centre of teaching and learning. As an extension of our student-centred philosophy, we believe that tailoring the teaching and learning for the needs of language learners is a must. Therefore, the English as an Additional Language (EAL) program at ISH is designed to support the language needs of our life-long learners, to be able to access curriculum and content and build confidence in participating in social and academic dialogues in English. The EAL program at ISH uses a wide range of tools and resources to support their language journey.

Photo of PPY 3 EAL students designing their own games as part of their unit ‘Games around the World’. February 2020.

PYP 3 EAL students design their own games as part of their unit ‘Games around the World’. February 2020.

Photo of MYP 1 EAL students on a field trip to a local pottery workshop as part of the inquiry. June 2017

MYP 1 EAL students on a field trip to a local pottery workshop as part of the inquiry. June 2017

Photo of Student-Led conference for PYP EAL, October 2018

Student-Led conference for PYP EAL, October 2018

Photo of PYP EAL Students leading the assembly on Mother Tongue Celebration Day, March 2015

PYP EAL Students lead the assembly on Mother Tongue Celebration Day, March 2015

Photo of MYP 1 EAL students learning and practising collaboration skills as part of their ATL skills. November 2017

MYP 1 EAL students learning and practising collaboration skills as part of their ATL skills. November 2017

Photo of MYP 1 EAL students learning and practising collaboration skills as part of their ATL skills. November 2017

MYP 1 EAL students learning and practising collaboration skills as part of their ATL skills. November 2017

Enrolling in the EAL Program

At ISH, we place students new to English or learning English as an additional language in the EAL program. With English as the language of instruction at ISH, our primary goal is to ensure that students are confident and successful in their learning journey.  As students progress, and demonstrate successful use of English as a social and academic language, both effectively and independently across all subject areas, they have the opportunity to exit the EAL program.

For further information on EAL, please contact our EAL Coordinator, Ramazan Dicle at rdicle@ish.dk 


For more information about Language Pathways and Procedures, please read the Language Policy .

Watch two of our EAL students introduce the legend of Santa Lucia in this video, which was part of the 2020 Festival of Light - an annual celebration in the Primary School.

Meet the EAL Team

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Olivia Biagetti

Olivia Biagetti

Titles: English Language Acquisition, MYP 5 Advisor, DP English B Teacher
Joanna Christoffersen

Joanna Christoffersen

Titles: IB Coordinator, Primary Years Programme, PYP EAL Teacher
Ramazan Dicle

Ramazan Dicle

Titles: EAL Coordinator
Katrina Dockerty

Katrina Dockerty

Titles: Admissions Officer, PYP EAL Teacher
Stef Fleet

Stef Fleet

Titles: Primary School Principal, PYP 1 EAL Teacher
Tony Grigg

Tony Grigg

Titles: PYP 3A Teacher, PYP 3 EAL Teacher
Edwina Harris

Edwina Harris

Titles: PYP EAL Teacher
Jamé Johnson

Jamé Johnson

Titles: PYP 1A Teacher, PYP 1 EAL Teacher
Paulina Kucharska

Paulina Kucharska

Titles: ASCP Teacher, PYP EAL Teacher
Rebecca Neale

Rebecca Neale

Titles: English Language Acquisition, MYP EAL Teacher