content-school-02English as a Second Language

All students in the Chinese section of the school are taught English by trained, native English speaking teachers. We use English resources from Canada that have been specifically developed to assist students who are not native English speakers. The focus of our program is to gradually increase students’ fluency in conversational and written English until they become proficient at the language. Additional English as a Second language classes are available to students enrolled in the boarding program to help increase their fluency more rapidly.

Language of Instruction

International Classes

The language of instruction in international classes is English. The international teacher will teach all subjects, except for Mandarin, in English and students are expected to speak English to accelerate their language acquisition. Students will be taught Mandarin each day by the local teacher.

Local Classes

The language of instruction in local classes is Chinese. The local teacher will teach all subjects, except for English, in Chinese. Students will be taught English each day by the international teacher.