Learning Chinese is an integral part of the experience at SJI International, and we hope our children will develop a deep interest in learning and using the language. So whether this is the student’s first exposure to Mandarin or if it is their first language, our three-track or stream approach caters for a wide range of learners with a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. We offer Chinese as an additional language rather than on a bilingual platform. Our Mandarin language and Chinese culture lessons take place daily for all classes, with further immersion opportunities for our early language learners.
Our Chinese lessons, led by a team of dedicated native Chinese professionals, are characterised by high levels of active engagement, enthusiasm and energy. Students use various interactive methods to sing action songs and rhymes, role-play, online learning and collaborative activities.
The experience we provide and the curriculum that has been designed, provide the systematic development of skills and knowledge of the Chinese language.
Upon leaving the Elementary School Chinese programme, it is our goal that our children will be confident users of the language. It is our ideal that children will want to continue with their Chinese language instruction upon entering High School. MOE - Mother Tongue Policy
- Communicate in oral and written form within a variety of contexts in daily life
- Develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through a holistic approach to language learning
- Appreciate Chinese culture through the arts, customs, celebrations and traditions