Chinese Immersion Programme

 

Where Chinese is a Life Skill, not just a Subject

We believe that Chinese is a life skill, not just a subject to be taught in isolation. That is why in EtonHouse, Chinese is naturally acquired through meaningful experiences based on children’s interests.

In our unique Chinese Immersion Programme, the curriculum in Pre-Nursery and Nursery 1 is delivered entirely in Mandarin. From Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2, children are then offered the bilingual curriculum with an English and Chinese teacher with them at all times.

Children are exposed to a considerable amount of time listening, speaking and writing in Chinese which is essential for any sustainable language development in the early years.  Having such exclusive language exposure offers the children a focused Chinese-speaking environment, which many do not have in their home environment. The curriculum delivery through the inquiry based approach will make the experiences fun, engaging and meaningful.

Research has shown that the early years is a critical phase for children to develop language skills, and our immersive Chinese programme has been proven to cultivate in young children a genuine lifelong love for learning the Mandarin language.

The Mandarin environment is not intimidating to the children because, at EtonHouse we emphasise on fostering a warm and nurturing relationship with children.  At EtonHouse, languages are not taught in structured and formal classes conducted in isolation, but naturally acquired through our Inquire, Think, Learn Curriculum, which is inquiry-based and individualised.  Therefore children learn at their own pace, while at the same time, being adequately challenged and inspired by their peers and the adults in the environment.

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This page was last edited on July 12, 2019