Monday and Wednesday Afternoons
October 2, 2023 - May 29, 2024
||DATES||SCHEDULE||SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2|
|Oct. 2, 2023 - MAy 29, 2024||18:00 - 19:30||603€||602€|
The ASB English Language Center offers English classes on Monday and Wednesday afternoons during the school year. Classes consist of 1.5 hours of academic English instruction where students will build on their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through a variety of engaging activities and technology projects. See example schedule.
Students are assigned to classes according to age and English proficiency level. See levels. Students (ages 11+) may also sign up for one of our Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses.
Apply by September 6, 2023 to guarantee your spot and be eligible for a second semester discount. Applications received after this date are subject to availability.
Register to attend one of our September Informational Sessions to learn more about the program.
Informational Sessions in September from 18:00-19:00: Register Here.
The following is an approximate schedule for students ages 3-5:
|18:00-18:25||Circle Time (presentation of the theme of the day/week); reviewing days of the week, months, weather, shapes and colors).|
|18:25-18:50||Language-arts based activities (puzzles, art activities, supervised games in English).|
|18:50-19:10||Stories and songs; arts and crafts.|
|19:10-19:20||Good-bye songs and routines; preparation to go home.|
Classes consist of 1.5 hours of academic English instruction. Within these 1.5 hours of activity classes, teachers can integrate activities where English is the main language of communication (Computers, Video recording with the iPad to practice pronunciation and the use of grammar with the teacher’s support).
ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPECTATIONS.
It is a goal of the ASB English Language Center to speak and expose children to the maximum amount of English possible throughout the class. We understand that there are children who begin the program with little or no English. We have found that, although children who are beginning language learners may not always be able to speak English, they come with a rich academic foundation in their home language. Teachers use many strategies to increase student understanding such as modeling, gesturing, or the use of images, graphic organizers, etc.
CLASS GROUPING FOR INSTRUCTION.
Students are assigned to their classes according to their age and level of English proficiency. We administer a language level test on the first day of classes for students ages 7 and older to evaluate efficiently and effectively the level of students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in English. Students 6 years and younger are generally placed into classes by age, except in special circumstances in which a significant difference exists between the language level of the child and his/her peers.
WEEKDAY ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS AGES 6-16.
All Weekday classes integrate the use of English in interactive and engaging ways.
|Upper class students use laptops with their teacher to work on special projects that engage them in language learning activities while working in pairs or independently.|
|Students are filmed with iPads using English in interesting real-life situations, role plays, presentations and singing songs. Students then view what has been filmed and with the guidance of the teacher are able to assess their strengths and areas for continuous improvement in using English.|