At Balmoral Hall School all teachers are language teachers and all students are immersed in language learning from day one. Our Academic Language Support (ALS) program is designed to ensure English language learners succeed in academic classes here and beyond. We support each girl through one on one, small group, and full class instruction where she takes linguistic risks in a comfortable environment with the guidance of experienced academic language teachers.
English language learners who are boarders benefit from weekend Academic Language Classes (ALC) which are tailored to their individual language learning needs, including IELTS test preparation.
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Balmoral Hall School does not require any test scores for English language proficiency, as we believe in supporting our students in the development of the necessary skills for admission to post-secondary institutions.
We follow this multi-step process to determine English language proficiency, allowing us to develop a plan for each student on an individualized basis.
- An interview with our Executive Director and/or Principal of Middle & Senior School.
- An online Duolingo assessment to be completed upon admission to Balmoral Hall School, with a cost of approximately $50 USD.
- A face-to-face assessment by our Academic Language Support team at the beginning of the school year to determine supports needed to achieve best results in academics.
- A follow-up meeting with our Middle & Senior School Principal to ensure academic placements are thoughtfully completed.