Intensive English Department
Almaty International School has a very well developed Intensive English Department. When a student is accepted to AIS, he/she is required to go through testing as part of the admissions process. If the English language test results are below the student’s age level, he/she will be enrolled into the Intensive English program. Students ages 7 through 13 are pulled out from regular Reading and Language Arts to be taught in a small group at his/her current level (10 periods per week).All Intensive English students DO NOT take a foreign language until they exit from the program. Elementary students are pulled out into a small group to have additional Intensive English Support during World Languages class. If an elementary student exits from the Intensive English program in the middle of the year, he/she will stay in the Intensive English Support for the rest of that academic year. Students ages 12 through 16 are required to take an Intensive English Support class for a full academic year after exiting the program. Students may exit the Intensive English program at any time of the year. They must be reading and writing at their age appropriate level to be able to transition into the mainstream classes.
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