A Bilingual curriculum is learning the same content in 2 languages; Thai and English, with hope that the students can use both languages well. Students have Thai and foreign teachers who take care of them and teach the academic content which is in aligned with the national curriculum from the Thai Ministry of Education. Students learn different subjects both in English and Thai. The subjects which students learn in English are English language, Science (Chemistry, Biology, and Physics), Social Studies, Physical Education, and Mathematics. Additionally, students can start learning Chinese at Primary 2. During Primary 4 to 6, students can choose whether to continue their Chinese language studies or switch to Japanese language studies.
Furthermore, students can also take computer classes, take swimming classes, and attend field trips to different places. Students will learn and understand state-of-the-art western knowledge within Thai beautiful culture.
Bilingual Curriculum Structure in Each Year
Nursery – Kindergarten 1 : Ratio of Teaching is equivalent to 50 : 50
In terms of content, teachers will set up various activities according to learners’ interest including creating and nurturing a positive classroom environment where students can learn effectively. For instance, the setting up of various corners; blog corner, sensing toys corner, educational games corner, art corner, and book corner, which in turn allows learners to do certain activities that they are interested in. Teachers have roles in observing and giving support to learners. Teachers create lessons that are in response to full learners’ competency development and are in accordance with each year level’s learning outcomes. Throughout the various learning stages, students are at the centre and the teachers are facilitators who help, guide and support the learners; so that they learn systematically and are instructed with teaching methodologies that are age appropriate. Learners are stimulated to be able to process new knowledge from ‘learning by doing’ and from different activities which learners participate in by themselves.
Nursery 2-3 : Ratio of teaching is equivalent to 85 : 15
Students have greater chances to develop English skills through different medium of teaching strategies. Furthermore, English usage in daily life is emphasized to develop English foundation skills, which will be beneficial to students as they continue their education to higher levels.
Primary 1-6 : Ratio of teaching is equivalent to70 : 30
Primary educational curriculum structure consists of 8 subject groups; Thai Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies – Religions – and Culture, History, Health and Physical Education, music and Art, Home Economics and Technology, and Foreign Languages. These are essential foundation subjects which are compulsory for all learners to learn according to learning standards specified in The Basic Education Core Curriculum B.E. 2551.
For foreign languages subject group, English is taught as the second language as a tool for communication and academic research. Additionally, Chinese and Japanese languages are taught as the third language, which are eventually selected on the student’s interest and proficiency.
Learner’s Development Activities refer to various activities arranged in response to learners’ skills, proficiency, and interest. The activities are arranged in addition to 8 regular subjects by and are organised with student’s interests and appropriateness in mind. Scout and M.I. (Multiple Intelligences) activities are examples of Learners Development Activities.
Matthayom 1-3 : Ratio of teaching is equivalent to 70 : 30
The school aims at prepare our students to learn advanced levels of English, which can be used for in their daily lives and university education. Thus, the school encourages all students to gain full academic knowledge taught by foreign teachers. Meanwhile, students will also gain full academic knowledge taught by Thai teachers.
Learners Development Activities are arranged to fulfill learner’s various needs in terms of their skills, proficiency, and interests whilst considering appropriateness, nature of learning, and the growth of our students. Examples of these activities are such as scout, M.I. (Multiple Intelligences) activities, volunteering, and English Activity.
Science and Mathematics are taught intensively with English language used as the learning medium (the means of instruction). This means that the students are better prepared to continue with their university education in all faculties that require science and mathematics as foundations.
- Extra Class (Art Program) : Ratio of teaching is equivalent to 70 : 30
Learners’ English language skills are intensively developed in accordance with students’ proficiency; by developing English competency which is necessary for academic communication to prepare students for university education in various faculties which do not require scientific subjects as foundations.
- GAC (Global Assessment Certificate) (Science – Mathematics Program and Art Program)