Language Programs

ASH Language Agreements promote:
  • Respect for cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Responsibility for understanding and supporting language development
  • Empathy for those learning through a language other than their mother tongue
  • Integrity to value each person’s cultural and linguistic identities.
  • Communication in and about other languages

Curricular Languages

  • English
  • English as an Additional Language (for non-native speakers)
  • Modern Languages
    • Dutch - beginner to native-speaker levels
    • French - beginner to advanced levels
    • Spanish - beginner to advanced levels
    • IBDP ab initio German

Home Languages

ASH believes in the importance of maintaining home language(s) and cultural identity for all in our international community. We encourage students and families to maintain high levels of reading, writing, and speaking in their own language(s) as research shows that literacy in the home language greatly helps proficiency in additional languages, and boosts personal and cultural confidence.
Private tutors are currently available for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Korean, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

Multilingualism

ASH believes in the importance of multilingualism as well as mother tongue and culture maintenance for all in our international community. By Mother Tongue , we mean any language that may be “the first language learned at home in childhood” (StatsCan, 2001) sometimes also referred to as the home language, or native language. Generally, this is the preferred language of normal family interaction.
University preparatory program for ages 3-18. Fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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