Welcome to the AAS-SP Mother Language Program

"The research is very clear about the importance of bilingual children's mother tongue for their overall personal and educational development... Children's knowledge and skills transfer across languages from the mother tongue they learned in the home to the school language." - Dr. Jim Cummins, professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

For students whose firslanguage is other than English,  we highly recommend that parents should support their children's mother tongue(s). Current research shows that learners with strong skills in their native language(s) are successful in academics and learning other languages. The EAL department at AAS-SP supports and respects students' mother tongues. For more than 5 years we have been working with parents to help them set up and run mother tongue programs. Parents decide on the curriculum and manage payment procedures (school recommended 1 hour fee is 2000 rbls). We may help you find a teacher. We will also help you by providing school space, supplies, and advice if needed.

If you would like to start a mother tongue class, please follow the link to fill out the survey. If you have any questions about the program, email Tatiana Kladova

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