English Language Support
April-June CIS English Immersion
CIS accepts new students in April of each year. Often but not exclusively these new students have completed previous grade levels in another language and are now applying to transfer to an English instruction system. These students may require more extensive language support than those who enter in September. At CIS Tokyo the model used for the entrance of these students is the CIS ENGLISH IMMERSION PROGRAM. ENGLISH IMMERSION students are "imbedded" in their age appropriate grade level classes. Students from grade K-6 participate fully in the IB PYP program units of inquiry, and grade 7-12 students attend all regular classes. Language support is provided for ENGLISH IMMERSION students using a variety of models depending on the needs of the student. This program provides immediate inclusion in regular programming for new students and provides an excellent social and academic climate for the development of English language skills. ENGLISH IMMERSION students in all grades are provided with three months of specialized support in the development of English skills. This program tracks the increasing English language skills of each child and recognizes the efforts of the student in terms of work ethic and progress as well as the grade level of English achieved. The PYP and Canadian Programs have grade level requirements for all academic subject areas and are evaluated during the three months also. Students who attend the three month ENGLISH IMMERSION program usually increase their English language skills sufficiently to enter the regular Canadian program the following September. Continued extra small group English language instruction is provided during the regular school year for those students who require continued extra language support.
Support Program Summary
Annual April-June English Immersion Program
CIS accepts new students in April of each year as well as in September. These students may require extensive language support. During this three month period this will be provided for each student. All new ENGLISH IMMERSION students are "imbedded" in their age appropriate grade level classes. Students from grade K-6 participate fully in the IB PYP program units of inquiry. And grade 7-112 students attend all regular classes. Language support is provided for students using a variety of models depending on the needs of the student.
Annual July (3 week summer school)
This session is relatively academic with a focus on English reading, listening, writing, viewing. It is attended by mainly CIS students who have been recommended by teachers and or parents. Some April-June English Language support students may also apply to continue English Language development before September. Some students may attend this school for extra help from a teacher in grade 7-10 subjects. AM vs. PM sessions in preparation for supplementary exams.
Annual July-August (2 week summer school)
This session is for mainly non CIS students and is often called a summer "English Camp" All activities are conducted in English but there are field trips, picnics, and other enjoyable activities. Some CIS English Language support (April-June) + (July) students may attend.
Annual September -June CIS English Language support program
Language support during the regular at CIS is designed to provide additional instruction for students who are completing the regular academic IB PYP and/or Canadian program. All students are required to still participate in the prescribed curriculum for each course. The student would be expected to complete assignments and other scheduled class / grade level activities. Some modification of the grade level requirements may be made especially at the beginning of the year.