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❉ The skills which help them to use the language effectively ❉ The meaning, use and form of language ❉ Enjoyment and appreciation of language

Language and Literature is an extension of the literacy programme in Groups 3 to 7. This is a weekly two-hour block where students are further challenged in either:

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English Language and Literature Dutch Language and Literature ELA English Language Acquisition

This session enables Dutch and English speaking children to study classic Literature from those cuntries or have a further opportunity to extend their English and Dutch Language development towards academic understanding.

Inter-Lingualism: We recognise that the most effective way to become literate in a language is to build on the template of the Best Language or Home Language. As such students new to English or Dutch will be encouraged to think and write first in their Best Language with English being translated and transcribed afterwards. This enables us to grasp the depth of thinking and feeling of the student in their writing. We also encourage parents to communicate at home in their own cultural language as well as to provide reading books in their cultural language. This is especially effective when a student reads a school set text in their home language BEFORE the class text in English.

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AICS School Guide 2018-2019  

School Guide for the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) International for Primary and Secondary Education in English

AICS School Guide 2018-2019  

School Guide for the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) International for Primary and Secondary Education in English

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