Raffles American School is a learning community that empowers students to achieve their academic and life potential.
The concept of bilingual education at Raffles American School emphasizes and reflects a philosophy of cultural pluralism. The bilingual program at Raffles American School seeks to achieve those goals and objectives which clearly promote an understanding of valuing the individual worth of all citizens and by respecting their language, cultural origins and group experiences in Malaysia. Raffles American School recognizes that acquisition of bilingual skills by all students is highly desirable and has been proven to be a marketable skill. It is our goal to increase the number of bilingual students in the classroom and is a valuable strategy in meeting the needs of the growing number of second language learners on campus.
The objectives of the bilingual education program are:
– To provide immediate course alternatives to all students entering the bilingual school regardless of the level of English language. Developmental language classes exist to advance students from point of entry at beginning, intermediate or advances in English skills to full proficiency.
– To provide all students with the basic skills necessary to enter and satisfactorily complete mainstream curriculum designed in post secondary education.
– To provide all students with both academic and social experiences designed to enhance their appreciation and understanding of diverse ethnic cultures and the reality of multicultural goals.
– To promote the development of bilingual skills and multicultural awareness in all students which will enhance their job opportunities and quality of life.