Early Learning Center (3K - 4K)
Research shows that the earlier children are exposed to language in this way, the easier it is for them to learn it but also develop tangible cognitive benefits.
In our Early Learning Center (ELC), all students participate in one of our four full language immersion program. Families choose from Chinese, French, German and Spanish. All day the teachers immerse students in learning through play in that chosen language.
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No previous experience in the language is required at this age.
Primary Learning Center (5K - Grade 5)
In the Primary Learning Center, from 5K to Grade 5, we deliver the rigorous, inquiry-based PYP curriculum in English and one other language - either Chinese, French, German, or Spanish. All faculty are native speakers or have bilingual proficiency in the language they are teaching.
We have low student-teacher ratios by having either two adults in the classroom or by teaching in small groups based on students' language experience and ability. The teachers provide students with personalized attention, to ensure each child is both adequately challenged and supported.
In French, German and Spanish it is a 50/50 split between days when all teaching is in English (A days) or B days, when all instruction is in the other chosen language.
In our Chinese program, this split is 70% English and 30% Chinese.divider
Previous language experience
In French, German and Spanish, up until around mid way through Grade 1, no previous language experience is necessary. After that point, our students are required to have a certain skill level in order to be able to manage the dual language curriculum. Each student is assessed individually.
In our Chinese program we accept students with no previous Chinese experience all the way through Primary School.
There are also additional after school language clubs - for heritage languages and other language development offerings.