ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Our ELA Program is designed to create a lifelong love for language and literature, and goes beyond traditional teaching methods, with a goal of creating passion for reading, writing, communication, and critical thinking in our students.
CORE VALUE 1: Holistic Language Development
Our ELA curriculum emphasizes a natural and comprehensive approach to language development, encompassing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
We believe that effective communication is the cornerstone of success in every facet of life, and that this effectiveness can only be achieved in an organic, anxiety-free environment.
CORE VALUE 2: Strong Foundations
We recognize that each student has who comes to the school will have a different starting point in term of their English ability. Some children have been living abroad, some children have been to international kindergarden in Japan, and some children have very little experience with English. Therefore, in the early years of school, we try to build strong foundation skills in English by focusing on CORE skills such as spelling, reading, writing, and basic communication.
Core Value 3: Language Fluency
Our ELA program focuses on developing fluency in both written and spoken language. Through Project-Based Learning focusing on engaging activities, interactive discussions, and real-world applications, students gain confidence in expressing themselves eloquently, persuasively, and creatively.
Core Value 4: Critical Thinking and Analysis
We foster critical thinking skills by encouraging students to question, evaluate, and interpret various forms of information. Our curriculum cultivates analytical minds that can identify biases, analyze arguments, and articulate informed viewpoints.
Core Value 5: Cultivating Global Citizenship
Our ELA curriculum is imbued with a global perspective, encouraging students to embrace cultural diversity, respect different viewpoints, and become compassionate global citizens. Through literature from around the world, we inspire students to be active participants in shaping a more inclusive and interconnected world.
Core Value 6: Integrated Technology
We use technology as a powerful tool to enhance learning experiences. From digital resources to interactive platforms, our ELA curriculum seamlessly integrates technology, empowering students to navigate the digital landscape with confidence and responsibility. Our teachers are experienced in using a variety of education technology platforms which contribute to creating engaging, informative, and dynamic lessons.
Core Value 7: Passionate Educators
Our ELA curriculum is delivered by a team of passionate and experienced educators who inspire and guide students to achieve their full potential. With their expertise and dedication, they create a nurturing environment where students can thrive academically, creatively, and emotionally.
Our ELA Curriculum is based on the COMMON CORE state standards from the USA.
The purpose of using these standards in our curriculum is to integrate content and language teaching to provide students with knowledge about a variety of subjects including science, social studies, geography, and history using the medium of English
This curriculum has two main purposes:
1. To prepare students to be able to attend the next level of their education in a completely native English environment.
2. To create a mindset and way of thinking which will allow students to succeed globally by focusing on skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Example of Core Curriculum
Example of PBL Curriculum