Annual English Programs
The Extension Program offers a comprehensive English language program from PreK to Grade 12 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, designed to support students of all proficiency levels from Beginner to Anglophone.
We take our students outside of the traditional language learning classroom to enrich their experience because we believe that motivation is a determining factor to being a successful learner. Our philosophy, personalized approach and coursework are designed to stimulate enthusiasm and curiosity and to lead students to become confident, conversant communicators in social and in academic settings.
We also encourage our students to participate in authentic learning experiences that place them in situations where they interact closely with their peers at ASP and in the international community.
Very few places are available in our Saturday programs. If you are interested, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration remains available for our Wednesday Secondary Program (15:30-17:00) for Grades 6 to 9 (6ème à 3ème)
You may send an application as follows:
If you'd like to explore and discover our 12-acre campus, you may take a virtual tour of our campus.
The program and online registration will be ready for publication by April 2024.
For information and to be added to our mailing list, we invite you to fill out the interest form below.
We look forward to welcoming your family to our campus for an exciting experience.
- Primary (Maternelle-Primaire)
- Secondary (Collège-Lycée)
- Lunch Option
- Admissions Procedure
- More About us
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.
A sample schedule includes :
- Circle Time ( Greetings, sharing news, recap, lesson preview)
- Lesson of the Day ( presentation of new material, language review and reinforcement through individual work, pair work, whole-class activities, reading and writing)
- Story Time
- Language Reinforcement Through Arts, Activities and Project work
- Recess Time ( morning and afternoon)
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
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.
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.
Grades: Grades 6 - Grades 12 (6ème - Terminale)
Dates: September 20, 2023 to June 19, 2024 (30 sessions)
Grades : Grades 6 - Grades 12 (6ème - Terminale)
Dates : September 23, 2023 to June 15, 2024 (26 sessions)
We are pleased to offer students lunch option which is available at an additional charge.
Lunch option is available for the Wednesday Morning 9:15 am-1:15 pm and Wednesday All-Day 9:15 am-5:00 pm programs.
Staffed by our team of French chefs, our cafeteria provides fresh and balanced meals to our students including favors vegetables and fresh seasonal fruits as well as organic products. Our cafeteria is green-friendly!
Students who have not signed up for the lunch option are invited to bring a lunch box.
A 30 minutes lunch break is scheduled between 11:30 & 12:00.
There is no lunch option available for the Saturday program.
Schedule of Fees 2023-2024
Wednesday PRIMAry English (MATERNELLE-PRIMAIRE)
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Families may enroll for lunch service at an additional cost during enrollment process for Wednesday Primary courses.
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Wednesday Secondary English (Collège-Lycée)
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SATURDAY PRIMAry English (MATERNELLE-PRIMAIRE)
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SATURday Secondary English (Collège-Lycée)
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wHAT DO i NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I ENROLL MY CHILD(REN) ?
Online application opens by April 20, 2023.
Deadline for applications is set on May 15, 2023.
Applications are reviewed and confirmed according to the number of places available. 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 Application form and Payment in full - before May 15, 2023, you will receive your confirmation by email by June 30, 2023.
Application process reopens on August 28, 2023 for the allocation of remaining spaces.
Online applications only. Complete applications with payment in full will be processed. No reservations can be made by phone or email.
- By credit card via PaylPal or via a PayPal account ( when signing up online - Please make sure to follow the instructions on the online application form)
- By Bank transfer (RIB provided on request by email) Bank charges remain at your expense.
A payment plan can exceptionally be considered if you register for the Wednesday all day program and/or if you enroll a minimum of two children. After completing your registration form online, you may email a written request to the Extension Program Office at email@example.com to be considered for a payment plan.
Full payment must be submitted to the Extension Office which includes: A 25 % down payment is requested upon submission of your application form and 3 checks to be cashed in October, November and December 2023 sent by post.
If your full payment is not received upon submission of your application form, the Extension Program of the American School of Paris reserves the right to cancel your application 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 or a cancellation of the application must be notified in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
A cancellation is subject to deductions as follows:
● Cancellation occurring up to August 21, 2023: a 75€ cancellation fee is charged.
● Cancellation occurring from August 22, 2023 to the first class: 20% of the fee is owed and a 75€ cancellation fee is charged.
● Once the class has begun: the full fee is owed, no refund is possible, EXCEPT in the case of serious medical or family reasons ( Relocation, death in the family...), and upon presentation of a medical certificate or written evidence sent by email or mail. An administration fee of 75€ will be charged.
Cancellation / modification of program 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 organize visits of campus?
- Do you offer a free trial class?
- 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 Covid protocol for schools in France. As of February 1, 2023 the test and quarantine protocols have been lifted according to the Ministry of Health. However, we continue applying protective measures such as washing hands... and a strict hygiene protocol of its own: high-touch surfaces are regularly disinfected... The Extension Program and the ASP protocols are regularly updated as per the government's recommendation.
We do recommend that parents continue being rigorously attentive to their children's state of health and keep them home from class if they are showing any Covid or flu-like symptoms. Children may return to class once they have recovered and are fever free. In case of illness, please be in contact with our office (extension]@asparis.fr.)
We do not organize visits of campus but a virtual tour of campus is available on the ASP website. Also, a parent/teacher orientation is organized in September for families that are registered in our annual program.
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
- Respect of digital citizenship ( school and personal devices)
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, repeated nonappearance in class/activity will result in sanctions....
More About Our Annual Courses
SUPPORTING A SUCESSSFUL 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 PREREQUISITESEnglish 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.
GROUPINGWe 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.