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  • An international school with a local feel

    We provide a high quality international education in the historically-rich city of Nanjing

    An international school with a local feel

  • Inspiring students

    Students inspire and flourish at our school, becoming the best versions of themselves

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  • Key to our success

    Our professional community of teachers and staff shape our achievements

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  • Enriching learning experience

    We offer an enriched English national curriculum with a global outlook

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Modern Foreign Languages

Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. 

Pupils learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. By making comparisons, they gain insight into their own culture and society.

The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world. 

The study of languages at BSN includes: 

  • the spoken and written forms of the target language
  • the interrelationship between sounds and writing in the target language
  • the grammar of the target language and how to apply it
  • a range of vocabulary and structures
  • learning about different countries and cultures
  • comparing pupils’ own experiences and perspectives with those of people in countries and communities where the target language is spoken

Throughout their time at BSN, students have the opportunity to learn Chinese and German all the way up to A-Level.