Green Shoots offers French and Vietnamese as foreign language options in primary and secondary.
Primary families select either French or Vietnamese as a foreign language of study for their child, with foreign language lessons taking place three times each week. Language classes are grouped by level of proficiency and will typically be beginner and advanced levels. Students are assessed by the school at the start of the school year for their appropriate group placement.
Students who are assessed and determined by the school to require English language support will attend EAL classes which are presented in-class and with pull-out support. When students demonstrate a level of English proficiency to be successful independently in the homeroom, they will exit from the EAL programme and select a foreign language of study.
Children wishing to study their home language or a second/foreign language of their choice can make a request to the school to do so. Self-guided language learning may take place on an individual or group basis, with teaching offered by language teachers, tutors, or an online service provider. Self-taught languages are taught during the students’ scheduled foreign language instruction time or after school. While not employed by the school, all outside instructors who are on campus are required to meet the school’s safeguarding standards.
Vietnamese Nationals are required to take Vietnamese Language and Vietnamese Studies classes in literature, culture, history, and geography using materials drawn from the MOET (Vietnamese government) national curriculum.
Green Shoots offers a range of differently levelled French classes, with exact details changing year to year depending on student demand. From beginner to advanced levels, our French curriculum is designed to guide the learners in a communicative and active approach. The programme covers four areas of language learning, speaking and listening, reading and comprehension, writing (composition), writing (transcription, grammar and punctuation). Every year , the needs of the student are re-evaluated so we can best support their learning and ensure that each child continues to develop their French language acquisition.
Vietnamese Nationals are required to take Vietnamese Language and Vietnamese Culture using materials drawn from the MOET (Vietnamese government) national curriculum. We use a range of techniques to engage the students with the materials using Green Shoots pedagogy.
We also have a programme designed primarily to meet the needs of non-native speakers who wish to develop their Vietnamese language skills while living in the country. This is offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, based on their fluency year level. We focus on the development of language that will be more helpful to foreign children learning to live and get by in our host country.
Green Shoots offers English as an Additional Language (EAL) to students who are new to English as a language of instruction or who have learned in English before but still require some extra help to fully access the curriculum.
The school will inform parents of their child’s EAL needs and will explain why a decision has been made. EAL support is mandatory if deemed necessary by the school.
Green Shoots International School Campus
414/7 Cua Dai, Cam Chau District
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province