Communicating fluently and effectively
Our language programmes have been very successful through our commitment to innovation and best practice. Our Chinese language programme offers cultural immersion and learning experiences in language acquisition. That is why language learning includes elements of history; geography and current affairs; philosophy; literature and the arts; and traditions and lifestyles. These experiences make our students truly bilingual and respectful towards other languages and cultures.
Other language options include Japanese and Spanish.
Our EAL programme is designed to help students acquire the essential English skills they need to express themselves, communicate socially and understand the curriculum.
With a focus on building a strong foundation, classes are centred around activities that help in boosting your child’s language skills. Specific emphasis is placed upon developing our students’ vocabulary and proficiency in spoken English. As every student has a different learning curve, lessons are planned based on the needs of each individual student. By keeping class numbers small, we provide a risk-free and comfortable setting for our students to practise the language. With the aim of integrating students back into mainstream classes, we will conduct regular assessments throughout the year to assess their progress and proficiency.
Our Japanese language lessons are designed so that our students have the language skills they need and have fun in the process. That’s why our classes are student- rather than teacher-led and focus on the inquiry approach. Conducted by teachers with international experience, our lessons provide students with a global perspective of the Japanese language.
Besides learning important skills such as report writing and creative writing, students will also enjoy lots of craft work while learning about Japanese seasonal events and customs. By having our Japanese students participate in cultural performances, we give them the confidence to present, perform and speak in Japanese.
Our Chinese programme has been very successful – EtonHouse International School is a two-time champion in the Singapore Chinese Language Competition for International Schools organised by HSK Centre (Crestar) and has nurtured several cohorts of fluent bilingual speakers.
But it’s not just about reading, writing and speaking the language. Our programme integrates culture into the curriculum to build an appreciation and love for the language. We believe that Chinese is a life skill. The acquisition of the language is therefore a multidimensional experience that involves learning experiences at different levels and opens up new and unique experiences for students.
Our Spanish language lessons are designed for students to learn the Spanish language which is a tool of communication tool that is used in many places in the world. Our lessons also aims to promote immersion in the language through individual and group activities, wholly adapted to the age and level of the group. Our classes are student-led rather than teacher-led, with a focus on the inquiry approach.
Furthermore, our classes have been designed to give students a great experience in Spanish, where they will not only learn the language but also explore the rich Spanish culture. We also look to incorporate fun cultural activities to bring the language to life.