At All Aboard English Academy, you can expect a standards-based language arts curriculum that integrates key developmental skills, such as collaboration, problem solving, and enthusiasm towards learning, into all grade levels. Each year of our program blends seamlessly into the next, with the youngest learners starting in our PreK program and transitioning through kindergarten-aged programming onto elementary, middle school, high school, and eventually college preparatory coursework with the goal of providing the foundation for students to be successful not only in universities in Taiwan or abroad, but also the skills and mindsets to be contributing members of today’s global society. Our curriculum is aligned to U.S. Common Core State Standards for English language arts to ensure that students are provided the rigor and challenges necessary to maintain English literacy levels for a possible future overseas or to be able to communicate with people from different countries.
Rather than approach language learning in Taipei as a second (or sometimes third) language, we teach through full English immersion. Students learn English as a method for learning a wide range of skills, including how to work with others, presentation skills, and literary skills, as well as a mindset for learning. Students are taught not only a language, but valuable ways to encounter challenges they face in the world. We foster the development of every child as a whole person, as we teach important character development skills and values and nurture the social and emotional development of learners in conjunction with their academic growth. Our classrooms and schools are designed to be positive, safe spaces where students are encouraged to take risks and learn from mistakes in order to grow as learners. We foster the growth mindset and model this as a school community, demonstrating that learning is a lifelong process and passion.
In addition, we design educational opportunities to help students learn how to work with one another to grow deeper understandings of topics in conjunction with success skills that will help children grow into adults who are capable of leading and working well with others. Our integrated and progressive curriculum, as well as our small class size with group classes no larger than six students, allows for our qualified and dedicated instructors to tailor learning opportunities to every student within a class. This allows for students to not only learn from the instructor, but also from each other, as they grow new ideas and ways of thinking together. We combine independent learning with partner work and small group work, all with our excellent teachers overseeing the process and monitoring every student’s individual progress on a daily basis. We also seek to make the process of learning fun and engaging for every learner, taking into account individual interests, strengths, and areas that could be improved upon to make every class meaningful as we learn together.