L2, or second language, at ESH is taught in small groups which helps to create a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. We are fortunate to have pupils from around the world. Within one class there may be many different mother tongues, fostering an atmosphere where language learning is valued and respected.
Native speaker teachers provide students with an essential example on which to model their own L2. Additionally, native speakers can nurture a pupil’s ability to understand nuance and other subtleties of meaning.
L2 is used in language lessons and elsewhere in the school; pupils use their L2 daily. L2 is spoken in subjects such as Art, Music and Sport and pupils interact with each other across the sections using a range of languages.