Our curriculum follows the Thai Government's curriculum guidelines, while incorporating aspects of other international education systems. We are continually updating and developing the curriculum and teaching methodologies, as well as resources used in the classroom. English is the primary medium of instruction for Math, Science, English, Physical education, Art, Information and Communication Technology, and Music. The Thai language is used for Thai language, Thai social studies and culture, and moral training. This unique combination provides students with knowledge and experience for effective reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English, while maintaining their Thai language skills and heritage. Students emerge from the program equally proficient in both Thai and English languages. We are closely monitored to insure quality by the Thai Ministry of Education. Students who complete the program possess the skills to further their study at various institutions. Our curriculum prepares students to eventually enter standard or English-based programs of university in Thailand or abroad.
GES currently offers an education for children ranging from pre-school to grade 12. We believe education is important in all stages of development from the formative years through adolescence. Beginning with Kindergarten 1, 2, and 3, GES students between the ages of 2 and 5 years enjoy a curriculum that nurtures children and equips them with the skills they will need to succeed in the classroom and on the playground. Kindergarten students develop early social, academic, and language skills through a curriculum that includes play time activities, math and English instruction, as well as exposure to the arts. As students move from kindergarten into primary (Grades 1- 6) and secondary (Grade 7-12) school they enter a curriculum that is made up of five core subjects, which are English, Mathematics, Science, Thai language, and Thai social studies. Students also continue to receive instruction in Information and Communication Technology, Geography, Physical Education, Music, Health Education, Moral Training, and Art throughout their years at GES.
Bilingual education has thrived for a long time in multilingual countries. Its premise is that children taught in two languages will learn in both of those languages fluently, and rather than translating from language to language, will actually learn to think in more than one language. Modern linguists purport that in the brain, a ‘black box' called the language acquisition device opens around the age of two, when children begin to acquire language. If that box is, in a sense, propped open at that time by learning more than one language, the learning is real. Languages will be actually acquired rather than memorized and true bilingualism will be achieved. Educators saw the potential for learning (that actually is enhanced in all areas by multilingualism) and the bilingual school movement began.
A unique element of the curriculum at GES is the inclusion of spiritual principles throughout. A priority at GES is to equip students with moral training they need to become valuable citizens of their community. Through weekly services, daily devotional times, and integrated instruction, GES students are exposed to Christian principals which help shape their minds and hearts in a way that will allow children to reach social, emotional, and spiritual maturity.