English As An Additional Language (EAL)

St. Andrews International School, Sathorn welcomes students for whom English is not their first language.

Our academically robust, comprehensive and high level English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme is tailored and resourced to provide optimal conditions for the academic and personal success of students. Students are assessed and evaluated on campus by the EAL teacher

The programme aims:

  • To provide immediate, short term acquisition of sufficient English to ensure a seamless integration into both academic and social school life
  • To strategically assist students to acquire a developed English proficiency to ensure success in the mainstream classroom without EAL support

At St. Andrews, language support is available to all students for whom English is not a first Language from year one onwards. This can be in class or through small ‘pull-out’ groups dependent on the level of support required.

St. Andrews International School Sathorn is proud to host students from over 40 countries as we embrace and celebrate our internationalism. The EAL programme is delivered by specialist language teachers with specific pedagogical experience.

In order to maximise the benefits and outcomes of the programme and to ensure EAL and language acquisition is a whole school focus at St. Andrews, all staff are exposed professionally to the theory and pedagogy of English language teaching.

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

We understand that many children could need additional support at some time during their education for a wide variety of reasons. Learning Support Provision at St. Andrews International School Sathorn is personalised for each child using an ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ response method to meet each child’s unique and diverse needs. Students, parents, school staff and if relevant, any external therapists meet regularly to set challenging goals and work together as a team to ensure they are accomplished.


We are an inclusive and an academically non-selective school, although we do assess each child on entry to ensure we are appropriately equipped to meet their needs.

Class sizes are small ensuring that in most cases special needs are able to be met within class with high quality teaching and differentiated learning opportunities. Although, in some cases we may assess that your child needs some additional learning support in order to meet their full potential.

We offer a range of Learning Support services that include:

  • Targeted interventions from the learning support coordinator or learning support caseworkers
  • One to one support from a learning support assistant
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Educational testing for Access Arrangements

We have links with a wide variety of external educational services should the need arise

  • Educational psychologists - if students need a more in depth assessment.
  • Occupational therapists
  • Child psychiatrists
  • Speech and Language Therapists