August 18, 2021
by ISB Native Language Programs
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year at ISB! We are excited to offer Panther Native Language Academy (PNLA) classes virtually while campus is closed.
There are two steps to sign up for PNLA class this semester.
(1) Go to Panther Activities Registration and register for PNLA by 12 noon on Friday, August 27.
(2) In Google Forms, submit the PNLA Schedule Survey for your language(s) by 12 noon on Friday, August 27. If you have not received the survey by email, please contact: PantherNativeLanguageAcademy@isb.ac.th
The PNLA fee for Semester 1 will be 6,500 THB plus Panther Activities fees. Like the past four years, this fee is calculated based on 500 THB/one-hour weekly class session. PNLA Semester 1 will run for 13 weeks. If classes cannot meet for 13 full weeks, a portion of students’ fee will be credited to Semester 2.
For students K and up whose families pay for one session per week, ISB offers a second class session per week free if there is adequate demand.
While class is online, sessions may be shortened to reduce screen fatigue.
The fees and schedule for Dutch classes via Dutch Cultural Society will be provided by DCS.
More About PNLA
In PNLA, our goal is to offer meaningful learning activities in reading, writing, speaking, and listening that reflect ISB’s vision, mission, attributes, and values. We aim to keep students moving forward in their language learning and connected with their peers.
PNLA classes best suit students who are (a) unable to take a native language class during school, or (b) students who need extra support as determined by the teacher of the native language class in school.
A native/near native language is generally described as a language that is used on a daily basis with at least one parent.
If you wish your child(ren) to take PNLA class after school, please follow steps (1) and (2) above by 12 noon on August 27.
Here’s to a language-rich school year!