English as an Additional Language


In our school more than 45 languages are spoken other than English. Approximately 25% of our students speak English as an additional language.

We offer:

  • Help and support  – egbi-lingual lists of key words, websites etc
  • Young Interpreters Scheme
  • Heritage Language GCSEs

Young Interpreter ProjectYoung Interpreter Logo

A number of pupils from Years 8, 9 and 10 have completed the Young Interpreter Project at Corpus Christi.  The pupils all have English as an Additional Language (EAL) and are now able to use their first language to help pupils and staff in the school community.  This may be with newly arrived pupils from a given country or when new EAL pupils and parents visit the school.  The current group of Young Interpreters speak Czech, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Tigrynian.

The pupils all received a certificate to recognise their success and will now be able to include this in their CV.

The Project will be re-launched in October 2017.  If you can speak two languages and wish be part of the project, please contact Mrs Donnelly before 31 October 2017.

Help & Resources

St Vincent’s ESOL Timetable

Learning English in Leeds