It is our goal at King’s-Edgehill School to provide as much English support and guidance as possible to your children. One way of measuring students’ language development is through the TOEFL Junior language assessment (Test of English as a Foreign Language). This test, combined with regular class assessments, helps ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers to identify those who are most in need of support. The TOEFL Junior test records students’ language abilities on a proficiency scale, A1 (Beginner) - B2 (Upper Intermediate). Once a student has reached the B2 level they may take the official IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) or the official TOEFL test at one of the registered test centres around the world. Students may contact Angela Folker for information on when and how to book and prepare for the tests. A 6.5 on the IELTS or 85 on the TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Testing) is equivalent to a C1-2(mastery) on the CEFR (Common European Frame of Reference) scale.
As we continue to work with our ESL learners, please be advised of our updated ESL policy:
To help students develop their English skills and succeed in their classes, students learning English as a second (or additional) language may receive extra support. Students who have achieved a B1 or lower on any section of the TOEFL Junior assessment (A1: Beginner, A2: Elementary, B1: Lower Intermediate), may be scheduled to receive additional English support during select spare periods or evening sessions. Once students earn a B2 (Upper Intermediate) or higher on all test sections, as well as approval from their class teachers, they will no longer be required to attend support sessions during spare periods or evenings.
We would like to provide additional support during some spare periods or evenings. We kindly ask for your support as we implement this policy and share it with our ESL students.
ESL (English as a Second Language) is also referred to as ELL (English Language Learners).