Avenues Language Learning
Avenues Language Learning Intensive (ALLI) is much more than a regular language course. As stated in our mission, Avenues The World School seeks to graduate students that are at ease beyond their borders; truly fluent in a second language and architects of lives that transcend the ordinary.
If language shapes the way we think, ALLI allows students to master English, sharpen their metacognitive skills, expand their creativity and hone their empathy. In this rigorous bridge program, students tackle interdisciplinary projects that integrate science, World Course, art and design, as well as socio-emotional competencies.
Led by experienced educators specialized in socio-emotional and project-based learning, ALLI is a unique opportunity in the São Paulo education landscape for students looking to transition into an English-speaking program.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Avenues Language Learning Intensive (ALLI)?
ALLI was launched in January 2020 with 17 students in grades 6–9. Avenues' competitive bridge program is designed for students who are academically driven, critical thinkers and problem solvers who meet all criteria for admission but require additional support in English and/or exposure to student-centered learning to ensure classroom-readiness in a World School environment.
For up to two semesters, a small, selective group of ALLI students are immersed in a rigorous project-based learning curriculum while advancing their English.ALLI students receive continuing support to smoothly transition to Avenues’ regular classes.
What is the admissions process for the ALLI program?
Students who meet Avenues’ academic admissions criteria, and who are approaching requirements in English language reading, writing or speaking are candidates for this English-language intensive program. The Avenues admissions team will refer candidates to the program based on their assessments.
How are students grouped together in ALLI?
Students in grades 6–9 are grouped together and are taught by a team of full-time faculty and language learning experts dedicated to student success.
Do ALLI students have classes with other Avenues students?
Yes, ALLI students take electives, math, and Wellness and Movement courses with students in the same or similar grades and are encouraged to participate in Avenues' after school clubs and athletics programs. Additionally, ALLI students have breaks and lunch with students who are not in the program and participate in various academic and community engagement projects.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Juliana Viola at email@example.com or schedule an online meeting with her here.