CAMBRIDGE GLOBAL ENGLISH
Students at MIS use Cambridge Global English – a nine-stage course for learners of English as a Second Language.
The nine stages range from the beginning of primary school through to the end of lower secondary school (roughly ages 5 to 14). The course has been designed to fulfill the requirements of the Cambridge Primary and Lower Secondary English as a Second Language curriculum frameworks. The frameworks provide a thorough coverage of language and skills in English for these levels
The materials reflect the following principles:
• An international focus. Specifically developed for young learners throughout the world, the themes, situations and literature covered by Cambridge Global English strive to reflect this diversity and help learners find out about each other’s lives through the medium of English.
• An enquiry-based, language-rich approach to learning. Cambridge Global English engages children as active, creative learners. As learners participate in a wide variety of curriculum-based activities, they simultaneously acquire content knowledge, develop critical thinking skills and practise English language and literacy. The materials incorporate a ‘learning to learn’ approach, helping children acquire skills and strategies that will help them approach new learning situations with confidence.
• Individualised learning. We approach learning in an individual way by both acknowledging the individual nature of the knowledge and background of each child and encouraging their specific input. We also provide for differentiated learning in the classroom by offering a range of activities of varying difficulty and extra challenges.