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Mother Tongue Program

Welcome to the Mother Tongue Program
Walworth Barbour American International School
2019-2020
  • اهلا وسهلا بكم في برنامج 'لغة الام'
  • मातृ भाषा कार्यक्रम में आपका स्वागत है
  • Willkommen im Muttersprachenprogramm
  • 母語プログラム
  • 欢迎參加母语课程
  • 모국어 프로그램에 오신 것을 환영합니다.
  • Приглашаем принять участие в программе родного языка
  • Bienvenue au Programme de Langue Maternelle
  • Benvenuti al Programma di Lingua Madre
Vision

The Walworth Barbour American International School Mother Tongue Program's vision is to grow effective multilingual communicators with a global outlook.

Mission Statement

The aim of the program is to nurture multilingual students to be proud of their mother tongue and culture, and help them develop linguistically, socially and academically. The program focuses on increasing language fluency and promoting the positive aspects of multilingualism.

The WBAIS Mother Tongue After School Program supports the rich diversity of languages and cultures within the student body. We believe participating in a Mother Tongue program strengthens not only the linguistic development of a student, but also helps define cultural identities. Maintaining one’s native language is critical to strengthening students’ intellectual growth. Strong first-language skills translate to strong second-language skills.

Parents who want their children to participate in the Mother Tongue Program should contact the tutor or coordinator of the program. Parents pay tutors directly. The After School Activities buses are available to participants in the program.

**The Mother Tongue program is continually seeking language tutors and language mentor volunteers to run K-12 classes throughout the year. Availability of classes is based on community involvement and tutor availability which changes throughout the year.** 

At this time the following language groups are available: