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 English for Speakers of Other Languages in a variety of forms.
Our admissions testing process helps us to identify the level of English for Speakers of Other Languages each student requires. This information, viewed within the context of how many English for Speakers of Other Languages students 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.
Mini-Mantas to Grade 1
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. That being said, a cap on nationalities and first language is in place to support diversity and English language progress.
Grades 2 to 5
From grade 2 to grade 5, English language fluency for non-native speakers is assessed, and support is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Grades 6 to 12
Students entering into the Middle Years Programme (grades 6 - 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. 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.