At Clifton Campus, Mandarin is introduced to students from the age of 8. We believe that young children can participate more effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world if they know another language. The study of foreign languages teaches and encourages respect for other peoples and cultures; it fosters international-mindedness.
It has been observed that learning a foreign language enhances listening skills and memory. It also improves the knowledge of one’s mother tongue, and English vocabulary skill increases. This will provide students with a multitude of opportunities to develop the learner profile attributes and become effective, multilingual communicators and members of the global community.
Foreign language teachers support students in reading, writing, and oral language practices. Students receive instruction using an interactive and inquiry-based approach to foreign language learning. The school’s physical and digital libraries include resources to support students learning.