Languages are taught using practical, engaging and interactive methods including pair- and group-work, as well as traditional reading and writing activities. Where appropriate, teachers and students alike make use of technology to augment and accelerate students’ progress.
At NAISGZ, all EYFS and Primary students learn Mandarin Chinese from day one. This allows them to better relate to the life they see around them every day in China and to make the most of opportunities to interact with the host culture.
In Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception, our young learners have daily Chinese lessons with native speakers with a strong emphasis on developing verbal fluency and confidence.
In Years 1, 2 and 3 there are daily Chinese lessons suitable for all learners, whether beginners or mother tongue speakers. As well as working on students’ speaking and listening skills, there is a gradual increase in time devoted to improving reading and writing in Chinese.
From Years 4 to 6, students have three one-hour lessons of Chinese per week.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Daily 30-minute Chinese lessons from Pre-Nursery to Reception.
Years 1 – 3: Daily 40-minute Chinese lessons
Years 4 – 6: 3 x 60-minute Chinese lessons per week