The languages we speak are as diverse as our multicultural community. At SCIS, we recognize that native language fluency is an important predictor of overall academic success. To help meet the needs of our diverse learners, SCIS offers mother tongue instruction in Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, and Swedish.
The majority of these language programs meet outside of school hours, while some are integrated into the school day. These mother tongue programs provide a context for students and families to develop friendships and celebrate cultural traditions.
The Danish School in Shanghai has existed for more than 9 years. The teaching is structured around the rules and regulations stipulated by the Danish Education Ministry. They teach from 1
Classes held Mondays and Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Contact: Camilla Mariager (SCIS Hongqiao)
Contact: Charlotte Jensen (SCIS Pudong)
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LanguageOne provides mother tongue education in international schools in a wide selection of languages. At LanguageOne Shanghai-Suzhou we offer
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The Finnish School of Shanghai is a
Classes held Saturdays 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: Johanna Rautalahti
Classes held Mondays 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Contact: Britta Kortemeyer
Hindi School is a new group that just started in 2017. The organization is mainly run by parents within the school community.
Classes held Fridays 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Contact: Nitika Bedi
Indonesian Learning Center (ILC)
Indonesian Learning Center (ILC) was started in 2015. The lesson structure, materials, and teachers are provided by the Indonesian Consulate of Shanghai. Lessons are divided into different levels.
Classes held Sundays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: Jason Dwi
The Italian School is a non-profit organization that has been in Shanghai for more than 5 years. The teaching is regulated by the Italian Consulate and is one of the biggest language school in Shanghai. Classes are divided on skill level and age.
Classes held Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Contact: Antonia Farese
The Swedish School in Shanghai (Svenska Skolan
Classes held Tuesdays & Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Contact: Maria Eriksson