Learning

Language Programmes

We have many language initiatives in place to enable our students to maintain their cultural identity and grow as multilingual global citizens with the potential to thrive in our globalised world

IB Curriculum
German Curriculum

IB Curriculum

For all IB curriculum students, we support language learning and/or enrichment through the following initiatives:

  • Mother Tongue Classes (MT): Gain native level proficiency in mother tongue languages (English, German, Dutch and Danish)
  • MYP School-Supported Mother Tongue (SSMT): Maintain native level proficiency in mother tongue languages (languages other than English, German, Dutch and Danish) under the guidance of external tutors arranged by the school's Head of Mother Tongue and according to the IB objectives. This is for Grade 6 - 10 students only and an additional cost is payable directly to the tutors.
  • DP School-Supported Self-Taught (SSST): Continue to study the mother tongue at IB Diploma level independently by following the language A: literature standard level course. You may opt for an external tutor at an additional cost payable directly to the tutors. Part of the weekly scheduled time will be spent with the English A Literature teacher who will provide guidance on the course expectations.
  • Language Acquisition Classes (LA): Learn a second or third language (excluding mother tongue) as a foreign language
  • Language Enrichment Programme (LEP): Practise mother tongue languages weekly, after school through fun and interactive language-focused activities.
  • German Language Diploma (DSD I/II): Attain a diploma in German language as a non-native speaker and enroll as an international student in German universities without having to sit for additional language tests


Overview of language offering for Grade 1 - 12 IB students:

Grade German Dutch Danish Spanish French Mandarin Other Languages
Pre-Primary - - - - - - LEP
1 LA / MT MT MT - - - LEP
2 LA / MT MT MT - - - LEP
3 LA / MT MT MT - - - LEP
4 LA / MT MT MT - - - LEP
5 LA / MT MT MT - - - LEP
6 LA / MT MT MT LA LA LA SSMT
7 LA / MT MT MT LA LA LA SSMT
8 LA / MT MT MT LA LA LA SSMT
9 LA / MT MT MT LA LA LA SSMT
10 LA / MT MT MT LA LA LA SSMT
11 LA / MT / DSD MT MT LA LA - SSST
12 LA / MT / DSD MT MT LA LA - SSST

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German Curriculum

For all German curriculum students, we support language learning and/or enrichment through the following initiatives:

  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL): Learn English from the very basics as a non-native speaker
  • English Intermediate Level (EIL): Build up on basic understanding of English and acquire greater proficiency
  • English Near Native (ENN): Learn English on a level similar to native speakers
  • Language Acquisition Classes (LA): To learn a second or third language (excluding mother tongue) as a foreign language
  • Language Enrichment Programme (LEP): To practise mother tongue languages in more informal settings through fun and interactive activities

Overview of language offering for Grade 1 - 12 German curriculum students:

Grade English French Spanish Latin Other Languages
1 EFL / EIL / ENN - - - LEP
2 EFL / EIL / ENN - - - LEP
3 EFL / EIL / ENN - - - LEP
4 EFL / EIL / ENN - - - LEP
5 EFL / EIL / ENN - - - LEP
6 EFL / ENN LA - LA -
7 EFL / ENN LA - LA -
8 EFL / ENN LA - LA -
9 EFL / ENN LA - LA -
10 EFL / ENN LA LA LA -
11 EFL / ENN LA LA - -
12 EFL / ENN LA LA - -

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