Study Preparation Program
Study Preparation Program

OFS offers students for whom English is not their first language, the Study Preparation Program (SPP). In this specialised learning environment, students feel safe, comfortable and free to experiment with English.

A main objective of SPP is to enable SPP students to join mainstream classes as quickly as possible, preferably at the same grade level as their non-SPP peers, so that they do not lose an academic year.

How Does SPP Work?

The program has three levels:

Level 1 (Beginners)
Level 2 (Intermediate)
Level 3 (Advanced)

At Levels 1 and 2, the students undergo an intensive language acquisition program, conducted by specialised teachers trained to teach English for speakers of other languages.

When basic proficiency is reached, our students are moved to Level 3, where they participate in some regular classes, with on-going support from SPP English specialist teachers.

During Mathematics, students will be taught by a Mathematics specialist.

Assessment

Students for whom English is not their first language, learn and acquire English at an appropriate skill level.

In-school English assessments are conducted upon entry and at the end of each semester. Recommendations are then made on the placement of students.

SPP in Elementary School

OFS offers students for whom English is not their first language, the Study Preparation Program (SPP). In this specialised learning environment, students feel safe, comfortable and free to experiment with English.

A main objective of SPP is to enable SPP students to join mainstream classes as quickly as possible, preferably at the same grade level as their non-SPP peers, so that they do not lose an academic year.

Learn more about SPP in Elementary School

SPP in Middle School

A main objective of Study Preparation Program (SPP) is to enable SPP students to join mainstream classes as quickly as possible, preferably at the same grade level as their non-SPP peers, so that they do not lose an academic year.

SPP offers students extensive English support, as well as the broad Middle School curriculum. The English classes are taught by SPP English specialist teachers who help students to develop their English language skills. At the same time, teachers from the other mainstream subjects help students practise and expand English while learning the Middle School curriculum.

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SPP in High School

The Study Preparation Program (SPP) at OFS is designed to enable those students who enter the school without sufficient academic English skills to join and succeed in the mainstream classroom as quickly as possible.

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