For the last nine years, the Australian International School (AIS), one of Saigon’s premier international schools, has been answering the cry of parents with its English language-based Summer School Programme. Now in its 10th year, the AIS Summer School has helped literally thousands of children improve their English language skills whilst also meeting new friends from around the world and learning other soft skills.
The Australian International School is spread over three campuses in Thao Dien and Thu Thiem in District 2. This year its Summer School Programme will be held on all three campuses from Tuesday 20 June until Friday 21 July. The classes start at 8 a.m. and finish at 2.45 p.m.
Days Filled with Fun
The educational programme at the Thu Thiem campus will cater to children who are not native English speakers and want to improve their English. With its wonderful state-of-the-art facilities and highly qualified staff, the programme will focus on the development of children’s English skills through weekly themes.
History shows that those children who complete the programme become more confident with speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, no matter at what level they start. The classes start at kindergarten through to Year 11.
The Thao Dien campus will have classes for kindergarten to Year 6 students. These classes will not only be challenging but great fun as well, with weekly excursions supplementing the classroom activities. The students will also have lessons focusing on Technology, Art/Craft/Cooking and Drama/Music so they learn to apply their English in different situations.
Kindergarten children are not forgotten, for AIS will offer a play-based, engaging programme at its outstandingly resourced Xi campus.
Such is the popularity of the AIS Summer School that many of the teaching staff return year after year to support the children in their learning. All the teachers have university degrees from Western institutions and extensive ESL (English as a Second Language) training as well.
They are a great bunch who know how to challenge and engage children so learning becomes fun. Every class will also have one or two experienced and very capable Vietnamese Support Teachers who help the teaching staff provide a caring and stimulating environment.
Multicultural Learning by Experienced Educators
One of the great advantages of the AIS Summer School is that children come from many nationalities. This reflects AIS itself where over 40 nationalities attend the school. It always brings joy to the staff to see the way children from different countries build friendships with each other.
Many children love the AIS Summer School so much that they enrol in the school. If your child is joining AIS, this programme is a great way to get to know this high quality, fully accredited international school.
This year Christina Zinetti, one of the AIS staff, will be the overall coordinator. Christina is a very experienced teacher and has coordinated other Summer Programmes in Europe. Ian Osberg will again be overseeing the Thao Dien campus and will ensure that the campus is well organised.
The programme is great value for families because it offers several types of discounts for students, as well as free buses in some areas.
AIS has always had a reputation, not just for being an outstanding school, but also for holding excellent summer schools. It looks like this year will be no exception, so it’s time to enrol the kids. Visit www.aisvietnam.com for further details.