SPECIAL THANKS

A very special thank you to Sabine, Beatrice and Maripaz for their support, dedication and enthusiasm in making our program such a success. We wish them all the very best in their new adventures.

 ANNOUNCEMENT

We are currently looking for a qualified Spanish and French Mother Language teacher.

Once registration opens up for this academic year there may also be vacancies for Urdu, Hindi and Arabic teachers. If you are interested in finding out more information on any of these vacancies please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Please contact dvis@abaoman.org
Or email Diana, the MLP coordinator parent at mlp@abaoman.org
 


The Program

What is the Mother Language Program at ABA ?

The Mother Language Program is an after school language program which is coordinated and paid for by parents. The classes are taught by native language speaking teachers from the community.




Who is it for?

For ABA students who speak a mother/native/first language other than English at home with at least one of their parents/family.



Which languages and grades are on offer at ABA?

Here are some of the languages that have been on offer during the running of this program. A class will only be set up if we have enough interest and a qualified  teacher to run the course. Languages are on offer for K2 - Grade 10 students:

Arabic

French

German

Hindi

Italian

Spanish



What if my language is not on offer at ABA?

You can apply to set up a language in the program by filling in the new language application form in the application section on this page or in the registration section on the side bar. 



How is it organized?

·         The establishment of a mother language class is done by parents with the assistance of the ABA Mother Language coordinators.

·         ABA Coordinators:

o   help parents find mother language teachers,

o   organize parent meetings where parent language coordinators/treasurers are appointed,

o   help parents with the overall set up of the after school mother language classes at ABA,

o   meet with mother language teachers regarding curriculum.

·         Recommended class size is generally 4-6 students but this can vary.

·         Groupings of students will be decided by tutors after student assessments.

·        The exact time and locations of classes are determined by the language groups.

·         The payment of teachers and all financial matters are strictly between parents and the mother language teacher. 



Guidelines

·         Guidelines 2016-2017


 Application 

If you are interested in participating in one of the above current language offerings of the program, please fill in the online registration form 2016 - 2017 

If you are interested in establishing after school classes in another language, kindly fill in the new language application form or contact Dorothy Vis (Mother Language Coordinator) at (dvis@abaoman.org)


Contact

If you have any questions regarding Mother Language instruction at ABA please contact Dorothy Vis (Mother Language Coordinator) at (dvis@abaoman.org)