English Language Learners Program
English is the language of instruction and communication at Fukuoka International School. Upon graduation, it is expected that students will have acquired a standard level of English. It should be noted that in grades 9-12, the programs offered at Fukuoka International School require a high level of spoken and written English proficiency, as course work is academically demanding.
Fukuoka International School provides an active English Language Learner (ELL) support and inclusion program. In Elementary (grades 1-5), all students enrolled in the program meet with the ELL teacher for 45 minutes every day. The ELL teacher collaborates with the homeroom teachers in order to plan and deliver lessons that focus on the PYP units of inquiry.
In Secondary, the two ELL teachers provide in-class and pull-out support to all of the students in the program. The in-class support is provided for Science, Social Studies and English classes for all grade levels. ELL support is available up to and including Grade 10. It should be stressed that non-English speaking students should gain maximum possible exposure to the language, before entering Fukuoka International School. In the event that a student does not have a satisfactory command of English at the time of application, the Head of School may not grant admission to the student.