Languages

Language learning in the Junior School is characterised by active learning in stimulating and supportive classroom environments. Lessons are led by well qualified, experienced language teachers, supported by fluent teacher assistants.

Recognising our location in Singapore and the increasing importance of China in the global economy, all children in the Junior School have weekly Chinese (Mandarin) lessons. Children who speak Mandarin at home and already have a very high competency, participate in these lessons with their classmates and also have the opportunity to attend enrichment sessions.

We encourage all students who speak a language other than English at home to continue to develop their skills in their 'mother-tongue'. We support this through a mother-tongue programme; this involves facilitating tuition for native speakers of French, Spanish, Urdu, Hindi and Japanese.