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A new chapter for the Youth language school

21 Jul 2010 8:43 AM | Anonymous
The ICC management committee has approved the restructuring of the Youth language school to provide an enhanced educational experience for students. Beginning this fall trimester, the following changes will be implemented:

1. Both beginner/intermediate and bilingual/advanced tracks will meet for 60 minutes followed by a snack/social time.

2. Both beginner/intermediate and bilingual/advanced tracks will be adopting the following age divisions, on the advice of curriculum director Anna Maria Jaker:
Level I: 3-6 years of age
Level II: 6-9 years of age
Level III: 9-13 years of age
Level IV: 14-18 years of age

Parents are encouraged to consider the ages merely as guidelines and to consult with the curriculum director about the best placement for their child/children, which should be based on social and academic readiness. For more detail on each of the classes and the broad mission of each of the tracks visit the Youth language school section of the ICC website.

3.  Field trips will no longer replace lessons in the bilingual track. Field trips and other social events will be organically organized outside of class time by parent volunteers interested in fostering community. Students and parents will be informed of these events via e-mail.

4. All classes will be taught by paid instructors, although parents interested in volunteering in the classroom are encouraged to participate and may do so in accordance with their time and interest in coordination with their child's instructor.

We are excited about this new chapter in the program, as it grows from the wonderful initiative spear-headed by parent volunteers into a more traditional language school.
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