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Beyond English Language Learning
The Extension Program offers a comprehensive English language program from PREK to Grade 12, designed to support students of all proficiency levels from beginner to Anglophone.
Primary English Language Immersion
The Primary Program is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where English language acquisition and personal growth are equally important. Students discover English or improve their communication skills in English with academic goals in mind, building their oral and written production to reach an intermediate to advanced level as they exit the program. Advanced and Anglophone groups work to English Language Arts and Literacy standards and grade-level material while Beginner to Intermediate-level groups work from authentic materials and tasks with adjustments.
The primary curriculum proposes a a fine balance between classroom instruction, project work, cultural celebrations and experiential learning programs in connection with the main school: monthly themes, service learning, End of the year show, Holiday Songfest.
Reading and storytelling play an essential role in supporting English language learning and in developing cultural awareness. Our partnership with ASP Grade 4 and 5 classes is an exceptional opportunity for Extension students to take part in the Lower School Writing Celebrations and Gallery Walks.
Secondary English Language Immersion
The Secondary Program creates connection to the real world, challenges students to master skills and, at high school, anticipates their needs as they prepare for their future. The curriculum focuses on key language areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing to improve communication skills in social and in academic contexts. Students work from engaging and meaningful materials: Anglophone literature, current events, social issues and community building projects.
Exceptional authentic learning programs are open to secondary students that place them in situations of interaction with their peers at ASP and in the international community:
- Student-led Virtual Exchange with a school in the United States: Grades 8-12 All levels
- France Inter-schools Poetry by Heart UK Recital Competition: Grades 6-12 Advanced to Fluent
- ASP Student-led Literary Magazine: Extension students can submit writing to be considered for publication. Grades 9-12 Advanced to Fluent
- American Library's Young Author's Festival
English is the language of communication and of instruction across all classes and while grades or levels can be mixed, all lessons are specifically tailored to each group.
Grade 6 to Grade 12
Dates: September 22 2021 to June 15 2022 (30 sessions)
Options: No bus and Lunch options available
The Wednesday Secondary Class has identical aims to improve fluency and accuracy of communication in English in social and academic settings. It is open to middle and high school students who are divided into groups by age and level of proficiency as enrollment permits.
Grades 6-8 Beginner-Pre-intermediate
This class is recommended for students at a beginner level who have had little exposure to English at school or at home and is offered as an introduction to immersion where students build confidence in oral communication and comprehension skills.
Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12 Intermediate-High Intermediate Tracks
For students who are comfortable or independent in an immersion setting and are on their way to becoming confident communicators. Students continue to practice and build on foundational grammar skills while consolidating oral and written communication with more attention to accuracy.
Grades 6-12 Anglophone Group
A workshop-style, skills-based course designed for Advanced and Anglophone students who could benefit from additional support to improve grade-level academic and creative writing. The tutoring format supports individual students as they focus on the improvement of specific skills in writing that have been identified with the teacher in alignment with the student's goals. From developing writer's craft in narrative writing toward the submission to a contest such as the Young Author's Festival, to personal or college essay or literary analysis, this workshop can assist students to improve their creativity and editing and revision skills to reinforce their written communication.
Grade 6 to Grade 12 - Beginner to Anglophone Levels
Dates: September 25, 2021 to June 11, 2022 (25 sessions)
Options: No bus and Lunch options available
The Saturday class is a three-hour immersion class that focuses on developing English language mastery in social and academic settings. Comprehension and communication skills progress equally through a skillful and creative blend of content-based learning, interactive teaching style, and bespoke classes. The course aligns with the program’s philosophy of immersion and collaborative learning by drawing on a wide range of relevant cultural topics, Anglophone literature and media to improve listening comprehension, reading and writing skills, grammatical accuracy and vocabulary. Reading and writing workshop models support individualized instruction; authentic material and activities fuel an engaging real-life context. Public speaking in its varied forms: creative, informational and persuasive, is a focus during the third hour preparing students to speak to an audience in formal and informal contexts.
Class time is organized around routines to address the development and consolidation of one or all of the four skills: oral and written communication and comprehension, and vocabulary; a core lesson that focuses on the introduction of new skills followed by practice exercises; public speaking and project work to bring students to use English in real-life situations.
We are please to offer students lunch and bus options. These options are available at an additional charge to Wednesday program attendees ONLY.
An Extension Bus service serving Paris is offered at an additional cost.
- Open to students enrolled at in the Wednesday Program. (Parents or guardians are not allowed.)
- Middle and Upper school students are allowed to accompany Lower school siblings off the bus, otherwise the child must be picked up by an authorized adult at the bus stop.
- Bus routes and/or bus stops may be subject to change and /or cancellation prior to the start of the school year if the number of students on the route/stop is insufficient.
To receive the bus itinerary, please contact our office : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lunch -
Our Wednesday program also offers a lunch service option. A complete meal will be served (- starter, main course, desert and drink) There is no daily sign up available for lunch service. If you do not apply for this service, your child should bring his lunch box. A 30 minutes lunch break is scheduled between 11h00 and 12h00 depending on the classes.
-Extended Day -
We are pleased to provide extended day option to students enrolled in the secondary program 12h30 – 13h30.
While waiting for their siblings enrolled in the primary program, secondary students are supervised by an Extension instructor.
This service is available at an additional charge to Saturday program attendees ONLY.
You can sign up for extended day when completing your child’s registration for Camp.
Students are not authorized to remain unsupervised on campus and will be supervised by an Extension instructor. We invite families to sign up their child(ren) if not able to pick him/them at the end of class at 12:30 pm.
Schedule of Fees 2021-2022
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Wednesdays - Options
Families may incur additional costs during enrollment for Wednesday Primary courses.
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Saturday - Options
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*NO BUS AND LUNCH OPTIONS AVAILABLE
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Supporting A Successful Immersion Experience
Your child's motivation is essential for a successful learning experience. We invite you to review the program together to select the course that is most suited to your child's interests and objectives.
Your involvement as a parent is equally important to a successful experience. We encourage you to inform your child prior to the start of the year that English only is spoken on campus and that it is the language of instruction with reassurance that teachers will guide beginner students to understand and to communicate. Regular attendance, timeliness, preparedness and a willingness to experience new approaches are also essential to success. If immersion in a new language can be daunting at first, it is also an exciting experience because it places students in a real-life context. Progress will soon follow for students who are proactive during class time and who make the most of the environment provided by the teacher and their peers.
Extension Friend Program
Starting an immersion program can be challenging before a student has reached global understanding. The Extension Friend Program ensures an easier start, a positive and encouraging culture and new friends. Students who are new to the Extension Program are paired with a returning student whose role is to bring support as the new student adjusts to immersion in English. Assistance is age-appropriate and can range from being a friend to play with on the first day, finding one's way on campus, to helping a student understand a task.
English Language Prerequisites
English is the medium of instruction for all courses and specialty activities in primary and secondary programs unless otherwise indicated. Our English language programs are designed to develop language acquisition or development at all levels through a guided immersion in English approach and targeted instruction.
We value a diversity of profiles and interests, and form our groups correspondingly with each student's language learning objectives at heart. We focus on our guiding principle that students learn as much from each other as they do from personal effort and individualized instruction.
In language classes, students are grouped by age and according to their ability to communicate in English: beginner, intermediate, advanced and Anglophone.
For your child to have a successful experience in an English class, placement in the correct level is essential and we rely on the information you provide about your child's exposure to English, prior instruction in English, proficiency and degree of motivation. Please indicate this to the best of your ability. If you do not know, we can assist you.
We welcome children ages three or four to eighteen years who are eager to participate in an English-only setting.
Groups range in size from 12 to 16 depending on the session and open when a sufficient number of students are enrolled for it.
The Beginner track acquaints students with foundational vocabulary and language structures, and develops comprehension and communication skills to a degree that they are comfortable in an immersion setting working from authentic material on genuine tasks. Comprehension of native speech or authentic written material through global understanding and inferring meaning forms a large part of class learning.
Students begin to generate sentences finding ways to get general meaning across, learn to use the major timeframes, and interact in familiar contexts. They are encouraged to be spontaneous, to build communication on memorized phrases, topic vocabulary and learned elements of grammar, to generate sentences and interact with less attention yet to grammatical accuracy.
To develop listening skills, students become acquainted with native speech through short audio snippets learning to recognize familiar words, pronunciation, intonation and word stress.
In writing, students learn foundational grammar skills, word order, sentence types and forming paragraphs beginning with presenting information about themselves or familiar topics, concrete poems, cartoons, comics and persuasive posters working their way to simple informational reports and narratives.
Reading supports language acquisition providing an opportunity to develop cultural awareness and to discover Anglophone authors.
The Intermediate track addresses students who are comfortable or independent in an immersion setting, are able to rely on global understanding, and are on their way to becoming confident communicators. Competence is still limited to or strongest in familiar contexts and reliance on a written support is required or helpful to understand native speech in detail. Vocabulary, idiomatic language and grammar gaps restrict oral and written expression so that communication, though sustained, remains limited.
The intermediate track focuses on consolidating skills and developing a student’s ability to comprehend and communicate on a wider range of topics with additional exposure to less familiar ones, and to do so more accurately and effectively with less limitations and reliance on the native language. Attention is given to helping students fill in language gaps in areas of oral or written communication, grammar or vocabulary.
Students continue to practice and build on foundational grammar skills with a focus on conjugation while learning the wider use of tenses (perfect and perfect continuous), and how to incorporate varied sentence structure. Language mechanics are consolidated in oral and written communication with more attention to accuracy and organization.
At intermediate level, students continue to read Anglophone authors to develop an appreciation of literature and non-fiction texts.
At Advanced level, students speak English confidently and accurately enough to get meaning across but still lean on their native language for understanding and communication. They may find themselves challenged by unfamiliar contexts due to a lack of vocabulary and knowledge of idiomatic language. In less familiar contexts, they still rely on global understanding and their native speech.
The Advanced Track proposes to develop communicative skills encouraging students to be more exact and close to meaning by attention to language accuracy, proper choice of vocabulary and use of complex sentence structures all the while building on cultural competence for better understanding of language. Emphasis is placed on acquiring autonomy in English in social or academic settings by broadening the scope of understanding and communication, and building vocabulary to be more exact and less reliant on the mother tongue. Students are introduced to grade-level authentic material learning to express opinion, form arguments and present information both orally and in writing. Grammar is reviewed as needed.
Exposure to idiomatic language and less familiar topics or themes helps build listening comprehension skills, promote autonomy and better comprehension of detail. In oral communication, tasks are intended to improve communication in areas of grammatical accuracy, fluency and use of idiomatic expressions. Students are encouraged to be more attentive to form.
In writing, importance is placed on language accuracy, sentence structure and organization. Awareness of voice for a beginning sense of style, of word choice and complex sentence structures to reach effective communication. Features of the main writing forms are learned.
Students read from grade-level fiction and non-fiction.
The Anglophone Track aligns to a mainstream English or language arts class, and is open to students with near native, to native oral proficiency though competence in writing may not be to equal standards. Students in this class may come from a bilingual/bicultural family or have been educated in an Anglophone school or program in France or abroad. The class focuses on English for academic purposes in oral and written communication, and tasks and expectations are at grade-level.
Students in this class may be planning entrance to international sections or Anglophone programs though the class cannot be considered as sufficient preparation. Students who need to align writing skills to grade-level standards are supported. Grammar is expected to be mastered and is reviewed as needed.
At a Fluent level, students readily comprehend and communicate with confidence in any context, especially social. Listening and speaking activities or resources serve to introduce content, cultural knowledge and vocabulary to reinforce oral and written work in academic settings.
Students develop effective communication and are encouraged to be exact using choice vocabulary and complex sentence forms. They learn to differentiate formal communication from informal or social speech. Listening activities support oral communication and vocabulary development by inspiring class conversations, discussions, and debates.
- Students enrolled in the previous year and new siblings have priority until June 5, 2021.
- New registrations are processed in chronological order of receipt.
- Registration closes on June 25, 2021 and reopens on August 26, 2021 for the allocation of remaining spaces. Former students and their new siblings will no longer have priority after June 5, 2021.
- If necessary, the office will contact you for an evaluation of your child(ren)'s level.
- If you have provided all the required elements :
- Completed online registration form
- Payment in full
before June 25, 2021, you will receive your registration confirmation by email by July 31, 2021.
Registrations will be processed online only, on a first-come, first-served basis only if the fully completed registration with payment included are submitted to our office. No reservations can be made by phone or email.
Payment of registration fees
- By credit card via PayPal or via a PayPal account ( when signing up online - Please make sure to follow the instructions on the registration form)
- By Bank transfer ( RIB provided on request by email
- By check in euros, payable to ASP Extension, within 7 days of online registration
In case of need of a payment in installments , please contact the Extension office to set up a payment plan which will be granted according to your registration.
If your payment is not received within 7 days upon submission of your registration form, we reserve the right to cancel your registration and assign it to another student.
In case of unpaid invoices and after several reminders, the Extension Program of the American School of Paris reserves the right to call upon, a collection company in case of unpaid invoices. Your data will be shared with them for the sole purpose of recovering the amounts due.
Cancellation / modification of program due to the participant
A modification of the registration or a cancellation must be notified in writing to email@example.com
Cancellation for whatsoever reasons - free of charge - if request is sent before confirmation of registration by the Extension Program ( end of July)
After receipt of confirmation by the Extension Program, a cancellation is subject to deductions as follows:
● Cancellation occurring up to August 31, 2021: a 75€ cancellation fee is charged.
● Cancellation occurring from September 1st to the 1st class: 20% of the fee is owed and a 75€ cancellation fee is charged.
● Once the camp has begun: the full fee is owed, no refund is possible.
No refund of the fee will be issued EXCEPT in the case of serious medical or family reasons, and upon presentation of a medical certificate or written evidence sent by email or mail. An administration fee of 75€ will be charged.
Any modification or cancellation must be notified in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation/Modification due to the ASP Extension
The ASP Extension reserves the right to cancel a proposed session if the number of registrations is insufficient. In such cases, The ASP Extension will offer replacement services of similar quality or, alternatively, reimbursement for services not provided.
In the event of unforeseen and compelling circumstances (such as demonstrations, weather conditions, pandemics and/or any other events jeopardizing the safety of students and teachers attending the school) that would lead the administration of the American School of Paris to temporarily close its school, the ASP Extension would be obliged to close, for the same period of time, its English program without refund.
- What is the school's protocol with regards to Covid-19 ?
- Do you offer lunch, transportation services ?
- Is there a discount for siblings?
- What is the minimum & maximum number of students per class/activities ?
- Can I enroll my child during the school year ?
- What is the policy for responsibilities of participants ?
The Extension Program applies the government's recommended COVID protocol for schools in France and a strict hygiene protocol of its own: high-touch surfaces are regularly disinfected, students are distanced in classrooms and in the cafeterias (the upper school cafeteria is equipped with plexiglass separations and outdoor picnic tables are available on campus for students), group mixing is avoided as much as possible and teachers and staff ensure that mask-wearing is respected. A strict protocol also applies to buses.
We must remain aware of our responsibility to each other as a community–a small lapse can have a serious impact on many others and can lead to the class's closure. Parents and children should understand the importance of respecting the health and safety measures diligently at all times while on campus but also at home or with friends.
Finally, please be rigorously attentive to your children's state of health and keep them home from class if they are showing any COVID-19-like symptoms. If you feel that there has been even the slightest risk of exposure, please let the office know, seek a rapid test at a pharmacy, or, in more serious cases, contact your doctor to proceed with age-appropriate testing.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to keep our community safe.
The ASP Extension reserves the right to cancel a proposed session if the number of registrations is insufficient ( See our cancellation policy above)
A maximum of 16 students per class. Grades and proficiency levels may be grouped.
We don't honor requests for friends to be in the same class for our languages and activities programs.
CITIZENSHIP AND CONDUCT
Students at ASP are expected to behave, both on and off campus, in a manner which reflects well on themselves, the school, their families. Mutual respect and consideration are the keys to making our school and program a great place to be. Below are some specific details that will no doubt create a positive experience for everyone :
- Respect yourself and others at all times
- Be responsible and prepared for class and activities ( arrival on time, follow instructions, attentiveness, mindful of peers and of the teacher...)
- Maintain a safe, calm, and clean school/class environment
The ASP Extension reserves the right to expel without issuing a refund any student whose behavior is deemed unacceptable by Extension or school administration. Behaviors resulting in expulsion : bullying, physical or verbal aggression, thefts, destruction of others' belongings or school property...