Intervention (ESL)

Learning a second language can sometimes pose difficulties, especially for students who have had limited or interrupted schooling in their first language. As a result, they can sometimes find themselves falling behind their peers which can affect their self-confidence and self-esteem. To support English as a Second Language (ESL) students at CBS, we offer both in-school and after-school ESL support.

In-School ESL Support:
Working with the classroom teacher, our qualified ESL teachers focus on providing small-group instruction in the core elements of phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing. While much of the instruction takes place within the classroom, there may be short periods of time when students are withdrawn to provide more intensive instruction and support.

After-School Intervention:
Our after-school intervention program offers additional support for students, as identified by teachers and/or parents. This support is intended to build on the foundational skills introduced in the classroom setting. Students continue to develop Language and Math skills in this program, led by the homeroom teacher with an effort to bridge gaps and improve the performance of students and be able to raise them to the appropriate levels of achievement.


  • Days: Sunday to Tuesday
  • Time: 2:45 pm to 3:15pm

 Sunday: 02:45 - 03:15 pm
 Monday: 02:45 - 03:15 pm
 Math  Tuesday: 02:45 - 03:15pm
 Arabic  Sunday: 02:45 - 03:15 pm
 Monday: 02:45 - 03:15 pm
 Tuesday: 02:45 - 03:15pm

The program begins on the 7th of October and runs on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week of every month. Selected students will be given after school intervention support for 3 weeks every month until informed by the teacher.

Goal Setting:

  • Reading: Move up by one level (running records) by the end of the month.
  • Writing and Math: Move up by one level by the end of one semester.


Student Attendance:

  • The teachers will remain with the participating students until each are picked up by their parent or driver.
  • If any student has not attended 2 classes consecutively without a valid reason, they will be taken off the program. The parent will be informed of this.


Parent Communication:

  • In the first week, teachers will inform the parents of the students who will be in intervention program.
  • Parents will be informed of their child's performance at the end of the month and be given steps to support him/her at home.
  • In the case of a child being removed from the program, parents will be notified the same day.