Native Language Enrichment (NLE) Programme Cobham

Native Language Enrichment (NLE) Programme

The Native Language Enrichment Programme at ACS Cobham is dedicated to helping organize language classes for native speakers.

This is designed to help students in Grades PreK to 10 whose first language is not English, to maintain their native language and culture. We recognize the importance of multilingualism and how children who maintain their mother tongue, preserve their indigenous culture through language.

At ACS Cobham no formal native level instruction is offered outside the IB Diploma and related classes. The only language formally taught for native speakers is English.

ACS Cobham facilitates and coordinates the parent-run Native Language Enrichment programme. Native language classes are offered as part of this parent-run programme.

The distinctions between the ACS World Languages programme and the Native Language Enrichment programme are summarized below:

World Languages (WL)

  • Academic
  • Run by school
  • Managed by ACS

Native Language (NLE)  

  • Enrichment by qualified teachers
  • Coordinated by parents
  • Coordinated by ACS 
Native Language Enrichment Cobham

Languages offered 2019-2020

  • Africaans
  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish