At UWC Thailand the primary language of instruction is English. The level of English fluency required and/or learning support that can be offered varies greatly based on a student's grade, their language exposure, and the makeup of each class.
As an international community, it is common to have a significant percentage of non-native English speakers in our student body, and as such we offer the Accelerated English Language Acquisition Programme in a variety of forms.
Our admissions testing process helps us to identify the level of Accelerated English Language Acquisition Programme each student requires. This information, viewed within the context of how many students requiring the Accelerated English Language Acquisition Programme are in a given class, helps us to decide who we can best accommodate. At the core of these decisions is whether or not we feel each student we enrol can be set up for success.
We view every child in our Mini-Mantas and Early Years Programme as an English language learner and therefore no level of English is mandatory at this grade level. A child's ability to take instruction and be a positive member of the class is our admissions focus at this young age.
Grades 1 to 5
From grade 1 to grade 5, English language fluency for non-native speakers is assessed periodically, with level of support and progress closely monitored by the Homeroom and English Language Acquisition Teacher.
Grades 6 to 12
Students entering into the Middle Years Programme (grade 6 to 10) must exhibit English fluency within reach of grade-level expectations.
Students who enter the Diploma Programme should be fluent in English in order to keep up with the rigour of the programme.
Students who enter the Diploma Programme should be fluent in English in order to keep up with the rigour of the programme. As is the case in all other grade levels, our ability to support applicants is based on the current make-up of their grade level and the overall number of students requiring support.