Dear AST Families and Friends,

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English Use in Instructional Areas

In the school handbook, it clearly states “English is the language of instruction. Use of other languages in class is only with permission of the teacher and should be focused on improving understanding of the lesson.” This policy reflects AST’s commitment to prepare our graduates for success in English language colleges and universities.

To enforce this policy, English is the language expected in all instructional areas for middle and high school, such as classrooms, labs, theater, and library throughout the school day and in the gym and MPR during classes. Students who are in violation and do not respond to correction will be sent to the director for the remainder of the class. The student will email parents to inform them why he or she was removed from class. Individuals who continue to violate the policy may be suspended from school and a determination made whether AST is the right school for the student. Students will be informed of these procedures next week.

Elementary procedures will not change from the current “English Only” policy.

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Sincerely,

Andrew Corcoran

Director 

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校園內使用英語規定

在AST的Parent-Student Handbook中明確規定 "英語為課堂上所使用的唯一語言。若使用其他語言必須先經過老師同意,且須是為了促進了解教學活動之目的。”這項規定反映了AST要讓我們所有畢業生都能成功接軌進入純英語教學大專院校的承諾。

為了貫徹這項校規,我們期望所有初中部與高中部師生平常上課日在校園內教學區域裡,必須使用英語溝通,這些區域包含各個教室、實驗室、禮堂、圖書館、體育館,以及供上課使用的MPR。同學們如果違反這項規定又對更正所犯錯誤不予回應,將會立刻在課堂上就被送至校長室直到下課。被送到校長室的同學須發email給家長報告被中斷上課的原因。若同學連續犯規都不更正,可能會被處罰不得來學校上課,甚至需考慮到是否應繼續在AST就讀。學校將於下星期再向同學們公布上述規定,及接下來將施行的辦法。

小學部同學則將依循目前做法無須變動,也就是:小學部同學需全校園 ‟English Onlyˮ。

親師懇談會即將到來,可以開始預約與老師面談的時間了!

校長  柯安華