Language Program

The English as a Second Language Program

HWA International School offers an ESL (English as a Second Language) course to help non-native speakers of English who need to improve their language skills for academic purposes. Through the course, students will develop their academic vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course is designed to meet the needs of individual students, taking into account their goals, interests, and language proficiency level. ESL classes often involve a combination of lectures, group discussions, and activities designed to improve proficiency in the English language.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • expand their existing vocabulary
  • use the grammar rules of English correctly in speaking and writing
  • understand spoken and written English more effectively
  • become more confident in using English, both in everyday conversations and in academic settings

Students’ progress will be assessed regularly and teachers’ feedback are provided to ensure that students are making progress towards their language learning goals. They are welcome to HWA mainstream courses when they successfully meet the exit criteria.


Minimum AgeAcademic Level
Completion of primary school education or equivalent
Entry Criteria
Exit Criteria
Students admission to the course is based on HWA placement test, previous school academic results and teacher reference.
Student progression to MYP mainstream course is based on the following assessments:
– ongoing summative assessment
– end-semester exam
12 Months
Academic English Mathematics
Academic English Science
Physical Education
Visual Art
Personal Development

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Email [email protected] or Call +65 8505 6509  for more information.

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