We supported our English program with a Japanese education considering the local needs. This program consists of Japanese as an Additional Language (JAL) and Japanese as Native Level (JNL). Students who have adequate Japanese background continue with JNL.
The objective of the JAL program is to enable the inclusion of students in Kokugo classes. With JAL, students are provided with lover tasks and aimed to learn basic conversational Japanese.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
We have implemented English support program for those who are below the class level. The objective of the EAL program is to enable the inclusion of the EAL students in the mainstream class. Although students are required to have a certain level of English proficiency according to the year level they are applying to enter, we work with our EAL team in cooperation with the homeroom teachers to enable the EAL students’ transition into the mainstream class.
Character Education (Moral Education)
We aim not only students’ academic but also their behaviour and social developments. Every morning primary students have a 30 min character education time. Teachers prepare activities to teach them certain topics that help students to develop a good personality and learn how to live in a society. Some of the topics are bullying, solving conflicts, manners, being kind to myself, diversity, communication etc.
Thanks to the small class sizes at AIS, our students are given the benefit of having instruction geared towards their specific needs. In addition to the regular whole-class activities, our teachers frequently use small-group and individual instruction. This ensures not only that the grade level curriculum needs are met but that each individual student’s needs are met, whether the need is remediation or acceleration. This reinforces our belief that each child must be treated as an individual, taking into account his or her own strengths and needs.