Overview of English Program K-6

Kindergarten to Grade 5

The cornerstones of the program are:

a) content area learning
b) oral language growth
c) literacy development. 

At each level, the program features:

  • Differentiated instruction
  • Three key strands: themes, phonics, and guided reading
  • Thematic approach based on TESOL and content standards
  • Thematic units, divided into the areas of fiction, social studies, math, and science
  • Little books, specifically created for English language learners
  • Systematic phonics
  • Interactive, multi-sensory activities
  • Formal and informal assessment
  • Standardized test practice

Interactive materials used at each level include:

  • Songs and chants to promote pronunciation and language structure
  • Charts and pictures to promote vocabulary and elicit speaking
  • Audio tapes
  • TPR cards
  • Big books and individual class readers

Additional aspects:

In K-3, emphasis is placed on developing oral communication, listening comprehension, and literacy. 

In 2-3, children begin writing their own texts.

In Grades 4-5, emphasis is placed on developing greater literacy: reading comprehension, literary analysis (theme, plot, characters, etc.) and writing in response to texts.

Grade 6
The grade 6 curriculum continues instruction in the modalities of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with added emphasis on preparing students for the Anatolia high school entrance exam (given in May each year). 

The Elementary English Program is supported by a group of American students who offer their services voluntarily helping Elementary teachers throughout the school year. Click here to find out more. 


Learn more about the AES English Teaching Methodology, here.


Click here to download additional material on how you can promote language learning at home.  


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