The Learning Village is an image-based English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme for learners in English-medium schools. It follows a blended approach, with a comprehensive online programme supported by offline, teacher-directed learning. Suitable for learners of any language background, it is also ideal for learners who are not yet literate. The programme is divided into two parts: The Village, for learners aged 6 to 14 years.
The programme has three strands. It teaches everyday survival language, helping learners with functional social language and the language of learning. It includes a full phonics programme, leading on to teaching the first 2,000 high frequency words to support learners with decoding the English script. Additionally, it includes academic and technical curriculum language to support learners with accessing the curriculum – primary and secondary – through curriculum content vocabulary and language structures.
The Village and The Islands include:
The Village and The Islands adopt a blended approach: the comprehensive online programme is supported by offline, teacher-directed learning and resources.