The United States has a long history of welcoming new people, cultures, and customs. Although it is a very diverse country, it can still be difficult to fit in, especially if you aren’t confident with the language. Currently in America, there are more than 66 million people who speak a language other than English at home.
Understanding and learning English is no easy task, especially for children. There are many working components that come together to build a stronger understanding of how a language operates, from reading and writing to speaking and interacting with both native and non-native speakers.
To help students in this situation, ASC A+ has organized an English enrichment workshop for newcomers, which will take place on Saturday, October 13th, from 2 to 4 pm. Read on to find out more about this special event and how it could help your child.
Improving English Comprehension
New students arriving in the USA often have difficulty in school because of their level of English. Children may find it hard to fully engage in their course materials as they don’t have the vocabulary to fully understand the meaning of their textbooks or in-depth articles.
ASC A+ understands these challenges, and works with students to overcome them. When we welcome new scholars into our school, they are placed in an appropriate class level, which is determined by a subject pre-test and English-speaking evaluation. We then provide classes tailored to improving their English speaking, reading and writing comprehension.
Our upcoming workshop will give newcomers a sense of this approach. We focus on developing vocabulary, grammar, and understanding by practicing active writing and English reading comprehension skills, giving newcomers the tools to better comprehend the class materials they will work with at American schools.
Children Learn to Express Themselves and Blend into a Diverse New Culture
Arriving in America can be a very overwhelming experience due to differences in language and culture. For many, it’s a completely different and foreign environment, and it can be hard to feel comfortable if you aren’t able to speak or communicate in English. New students with limited English are often afraid to ask questions in class when they don’t understand something, or to speak to classmates and make new friends.
It’s important to remember, however, that America’s history is based on accepting new people and traditions into its culture. Many people in the United States came here speaking a different language, and our educators understand that English is a difficult language to learn.
With that in mind, our upcoming workshop will focus on not only helping students develop their vocabulary and comprehension, but also the confidence to speak publicly and communicate with others in English. By feeling comfortable enough to ask questions and express themselves, they will instantly start to feel more at home.
Developing a Helpful Network and Resources
At ASC A+, we believe that English enrichment doesn’t only involve academic success. We take an interactive approach in preparing students for success not only in a new language, but in their new home as well. Learning a new language isn’t easy, and we work hard to make sure that our school offers a reliable resource for beginners at any age.
Oftentimes, many people arrive in America without a support network that they can rely on to help them adjust to their new environment. Attending this workshop or one of our English courses can be a great opportunity for both you and your child to meet other newcomers to the country, and develop a supportive network of new friends to help you start life in your new home.
Are you interested in enrolling your child in an English course for kids?Stop by ASC A+’s new workshop on Saturday, October 13th, from 2 to 4 pm!