At Brighton College Bangkok we will acknowledge that pupils who will be learning English as an additional language have skills and knowledge similar to monolingual English-speaking pupils. Their ability to participate in the full curriculum may be in advance of their communicative skills in English. Therefore, we will aim to provide work commensurate with their understanding, but provide language support in the form of visual aids, use of symbols and pictures, gestures, demonstrations, paired working, ICT, readers, buddies and so forth. We will also provide games and activities in which speech is irrelevant, and which will provide a means of expression and communication. The importance of the ‘silent period’ in the emergent language phase is recognised and so pupils will be encouraged to set the pace of their oral contributions and degree of participation. In some cases, EAL staff will provide additional support for the pupil in the classroom or the pupil may be withdrawn for specific language input as necessary.