English Language Learners

For those students who are not proficient in English, English Language Learners’ (ELL) support is available. Younger learners often pick up English easily with only limited support; therefore, the program is more intensive in Middle and High School. Students applying for High School must already have a basic knowledge of English. The minimum requirement is Lower Intermediate (Council of Europe Level B1) for Grade 9 and Upper Intermediate (Level B2) for Grade 11.


Jessica Tsuchiya
ELL Teacher
Msed, BSN

Having grown up as an ELL student, English language learners has always been close to my heart. I am Dutch but grew up in Germany most of my life where I went to an English speaking school. I came in to education via nursing. I am a trained emergency room nurse with a bachelors in nursing and a masters in education with focus on ELL students. Outside of work, I love sports, music and the great outdoors.





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Elena Roach
Elementary School Assistant Teacher
ELL Teacher Elementary
Bachelor of Arts: Romanian and English, University of Bucharest
Teacher First Class: Ministry of Education, Romania
TKT (ESL) Cambridge Examinations Board

I am originally from a small city in the heart of Romania, and I have been teaching for more than 20 years in Romanian state schools and in two international schools—the American International School of Bucharest and Kigali International Community School. I love working with young people and I am happy to join the ISKR community. When not working, I like to travel, read, and watch beautiful movies.