Aspaen – El Rosario School, is a Cambridge Associated school since 2015. This means that it is working with a very organized program called CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education). The general idea of the program is to improve and consolidate a very good level in the process acquisition of knowledge and skills in a Second Language, English.
Indeed, students have the chance to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to achieve at school, university and beyond, by using this language properly and effectively.
Five advantages lie at the heart of a Cambridge education: international curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment, international recognition and global community.
- International curriculum
It gives schools flexibility in how to apply them having in mind, also the national standards and requirements. We develop the curriculum in such a way that suits our context, culture and ethos, and also that It can tailor to our students’ needs.
2. Teaching and learning
It provides professional development for teachers, to help them improve their performance and practice throughout their careers. We encourage teaching practices that develop the ability of students to reflect on their learning.
It gives us lot of material and trainings to reinforce and constantly assess our students in a way we can know how close or how far, we are of getting the level we expect. We assess what we know to be of value: deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding, and higher level thinking skills. Our flexible assessment structure maximises time for teaching and learning.
4. International recognition
The qualifications Cambridge are widely recognised by universities and employers. Cambridge students can be confident that their qualifications will be understood and valued throughout their education and career, in their home country and internationally.
5. Global community
We as, Cambridge school, belong to a worldwide education community. This gives us the opportunity of sharing information and resources, and learn from one another.
What is bilingual education?
For us, bilingual education means that learners study typical school subjects – for example, maths or science – through an additional language (such as English) and some subjects through their first language, or they may study the same subject through two languages.
This understanding of bilingual education is linked to other educational concepts such as Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and dual-language education.
What are the advantages of bilingual education?
Beyond our students’ personal delight in language acquisition, research provides valuable insight into the multiple benefits of being bilingual. Did you know that most bilingual people…
- are less distractible and have the ability to pay closer attention to tasks than monolingual peers?
- can switch from one task to another more easily?
- show more empathy in interactions with others?
- outperform monolingual students on both reading and math tests by the end of middle school?
- possess stronger executive functioning skills?
- have a reduced chance of developing age-related dementia or Alzheimer’s?