【ALV Brief Introduction】
ALV English since 1992
Montessori states: “There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all of the life to be found around them in a real forest.” This is exactly a reflection of our teaching method. The word “bilingual” is often misused. Sometimes, it simply means that one takes a few English classes each week. However; this is not the true meaning of bilingual. At American Language Village, our students will learn English by actually participating and expressing their own ideas, and not from only repetition. They will be using English as much as possible; in classes, while playing, at mealtimes, and interacting with each other.
ALV focuses heavily on immersion because students are able to learn a second language similarly to how they learned their first language. For example, we set up different situational stores with the intention of allowing students to practice English. American Language Village believes that students can be successful in acquiring English and be able to use it in practical situations.
All teaching programs designed follow Stephen Krashen’s five learning theories.
1. Learning vs. Acquisition
2. Natural Order
3. Comprehensible Input
5. Affective Filter