Dear parents, students and KIS community,
Welcome to the LOE (Languages Other than English) web page!
We offer instruction in five languages—French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian—at a great variety of levels for elementary and secondary learners: native and non-native; beginner and advanced; and QSI, IB, and AP programs. Unless extra English help is needed, all students from 6 years old to Secondary 4 attend our classes. Middle and secondary school students often study two languages: their mother tongue and the foreign language of their choice.
Our students’ success and progress is very important to us. We provide safety netting sessions during and after school for those having difficulty or needing to catch up. Correct placement is very crucial, so these students take level tests at the beginning and end of each school year. Also, each student’s progress is tracked in a portfolio containing an ongoing record of skills mastered.
LOE teachers are professionals who follow international standards for teaching foreign languages, and encourage and prepare students to take external international tests such as DELF (French), Goethe (German), DELE (Spanish), etc. Typically 95–100% of our candidates do well on these exams and earn certificates of success.
Finally, because we want our students to use the target language outside of class, we organize clubs, contests, concerts, trips, etc.
These are several reasons to join us. We care about you!
Sergey Berezhny, LOE Coordinator
The LOE department is an important part of your child’s education here at KIS. We work daily to improve the quality of instruction received by your child, and to do all that we can to make certain that all of our students are successful in achieving mastery of the skills and objectives in the curriculum. This year we have begun a special program of Safety Netting—extra help for students whenever they encounter difficulty in achieving mastery. We are fortunate at KIS to have the opportunity to offer a wide choice of languages at all levels, including both AP and IB language courses in secondary.
It is my great pleasure to be the administrator in charge of the program and I want to invite you all to take advantage of what our school has to offer in LOE.
Lois Bridenback, LOE Director of Instruction