EtonHouse schools offer an exceptional dual language program, successful since 1995. Based on research, the EtonHouse Chinese language programme delivered on a daily basis ensures that students have significant exposure to the language.
With sustained exposure to both English and Chinese from 18 months and above, children learn to think and understand concepts in two different languages and communicate effectively in them. Language learning, therefore, takes place spontaneously in a natural environment, making it a meaningful and relevant process.
EtonHouse also offers a unique 100% Chinese only child care centre where children are exposed to a single language environment for extended periods in the day. The uniqueness of this programme is that the inquiry based approach is delivered entirely in Chinese in the first 3 years of pre-school followed by a 50:50 bilingual programme in the kindergarten years. Learn more
In the Primary years, Chinese language classes are held 4 times a week. EtonHouse primary and secondary programmes also offer other languages such as Hindi, Japanese and Spanish (in the secondary level). Learn more
For more advanced Chinese learners, EtonHouse offers a bilingual pathway beyond pre-school all the way to primary. In 2011, EtonHouse International School on Broadrick Road became the first international school in Singapore to start a fully immersive bilingual option in the primary years, aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years programme. The programme has been very successful – a two-time champion in the Singapore Chinese Language Competition for International Schools organised by HSK Centre (Crestar) and several cohorts of fluent bilingual speakers. Learn more
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. Learning Chinese acts as a gateway to its’ rich culture which has over 5000 years of history. 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.