The Heritage Language Program is an after-school program with the purpose to build a close relationship between culture, identity, and language proficiency for students who already have a connection with one of the heritage languages offered. Language classes are taught by an experienced-native speaker and cover listening, speaking, reading and writing skills according to each student’s level. In addition to the practice of regular languages skills, part of the class is dedicated to a STEAM-based curriculum which involves hands-on activities such as science, drama and art.
The languages currently offered are Arabic, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian and Swahili. Other languages could be offered if enough families request them.Qualifications:
The course is open to AIS students and non-AIS families, from Kindergarten to grade 5, who have at least basic comprehension and communication skills in their heritage language.
Registration and Contact:
For registration details or to try out a class, please contact Irene Soteres, Heritage Language Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees are paid for the whole semester on the basis of $25 per class for AIS families and $30 per class for non-AIS families.