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 have learned in the home to the school language.”

- Dr. Jim Cummins, professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

The goal of the Mother Language program is for the student to become communicatively competent in the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in their mother tongue. This program encourages parents to participate in their children's academic program through home activities and classroom involvement.

Registration is open for next year's Mother Language Program at AAS. Students that would like to continue their MLP studies, or new students interested in joining the program, should register online. There is an additional fee for participation. 

All the classes are after school from 15:45 - 17:00 and run throughout the year. Classes will begin in September. 

For additional information, please contact one of the following group coordinators:

Language Group Coordinator
French New! Francoise Scelle-Hebert | [email protected]
Korean Hyun-Jin Jeong | [email protected]
Russian Nina Mamina | [email protected]
Turkish Irem Sunar Ozat | [email protected]
Spanish Angelina Quintero | [email protected]
German New! Michele Kuhlen | [email protected]