Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians
Welcome to the RAS Bilingual Program.
With the increasing documentation of the “Bilingual Advantage”, Raffles American School is proud to implement its new “Bilingual Program”. The bilingual program at Raffles American School seeks to achieve goals and objectives which clearly promote an understanding of valuing the individual worth of all citizens by respecting their languages, cultural origins and group experiences in Malaysia.
The Bilingual Program will provide immediate course alternatives to all students entering the program regardless of the level of their English. We will provide all students with the basic skills necessary to enter and satisfactorily complete mainstream curriculum designed for post secondary education. Additionally we will continue to promote the development of bilingual skills and multicultural awareness, which will enhance their job opportunities and quality of life.
Through the use of the same U.S Common Core standards and the continued implementation of the best practices, the RAS bilingual Program maintains the same rigorous educational expectations as the mainstream school.
Having grown up internationally, I have a unique perspective on what it is like to be a student at an international school and as such consider myself to be a true “Third Culture Kid”. I believe that the more we can enhance our children’s lives with diversity the more we enrich the world.
Gregory Van Goidtsnoven