Promoting multilingualism to help students become international thinkers and communicators
The study of additional languages in the IB Programs provides students with the opportunity to develop insights into the features, processes and craft of language and culture, and to realize that there are diverse ways of living, viewing and behaving in the world.
SCIS creates a multi-lingual learning environment in which the language of instruction is English, while also fostering other languages, including mother tongue. The acquisition of additional languages provides students the opportunity to thrive within our culturally rich community. The ability to communicate in more than one language is essential to the concept of an international education that promotes intercultural understanding, and is central to the IB’s mission. Language Acquisition (second language) in our MYP and DP programs provide the opportunities for students to study Mandarin, French, or Spanish.
Acquiring an additional language and exploring and reflecting on the cultural perspectives of our own and other communities:
- equips students with the necessary multi-literacy skills and attitudes to communicate successfully in various global contexts;
- adds proficiency in an additional language while supporting maintenance of their mother tongue and cultural heritage;
- develops the student’s communication skills necessary for further language learning, and for study, work and leisure in a range of authentic contexts and for a variety of audiences and purposes.
French or Spanish
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
Language One is one of the largest official Dutch Language and Culture Schools (NTC) worldwide and has provided lessons in Dutch language and culture to Dutch and Belgian students in Shanghai for more than 15 years. They host Dutch mother tongue and culture programs in Shanghai at SCIS Main Campus, ECE Campus, and Pudong Campus. The mother tongue and culture programs follow the directives established by, the Dutch Ministry of Education, in order to offer the highest possible quality of education.
The Finnish School of Shanghai is a language school for 3-18 years old children with relations to Finland. Most of their teachers are qualified Finnish teachers, and we always have an assistant teacher in the classroom. They provide all the school materials. Students are asked to bring along the homework they may have and a small, healthy snack with a water bottle. Students can register and start the Finnish School also in the middle of the term.
The Swedish School in Shanghai (Svenska Skolan