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.


Jon Harding

Jon Harding
Middle / High School Social Studies Teacher
ELL Teacher Secondary
Bachelor of Political Science
Master of Education Bed

I am originally from British Columbia, Canada. Before moving to Kigali I taught High School Social Studies in Calgary, Alberta and I also spent a year teaching ESL at the Pusan University of Foreign Studies in South Korea. When I am not busy teaching I love to travel and explore the outdoors. I am very excited to be teaching at ISKR and I look forward to an excellent year.


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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.