Language learning

 

Language learning is an important part of our learning philosophy at Dulwich. We believe that learning a language is essential for understanding the world  as well as understanding oneself, and for appreciating the subtleties of cultural differences. As the Chinese saying "学一门语言,就是多一个观察世界的窗户" which means "To learn a language is to have more than one window from which to look at the world".

Dulwich College International schools have developed a strong Mandarin programme. At Dulwich College Beijing Mandarin is taught as a native language, second language and foreign language. Throughout the College, Mandarin is taught daily and is streamed according to ability, from native speaker to absolute beginner. Student learning goes beyond speaking, listening, reading and writing to involve workshops and activities that immerse students in the richness of the Chinese culture.

In addition to our Mandarin programme, Senior School students can choose to learn German, French or Spanish. Budding linguists can continue to study their chosen languages as part of their IGCSE and IB course.

Our students come from a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, with over 45 different nationalities represented in our diverse student body. We are able to support a percentage of students who are non-native English speakers. Students who require additional English language teaching to access the curriculum are provided with English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. Working closely with the class and subject teachers, our language specialists help students develop the skills necessary to complete their school work in English and benefit fully from all the College has to offer.

We also support native language learning through our co-curricular activities according to the needs of our families. 

  • BEIJING LEGEND GARDEN CAMPUS
  • 89 Capital Airport Rd
  • Shunyi District, Beijing, 101300
  • BEIJING RIVIERA CAMPUS
  • 1 Xiang Jiang North Rd, Jing Shun Rd
  • Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100103

Our Heritage

Dulwich College is one of the UK's oldest independent schools, founded in South London as a boys’ school in 1619. Dulwich College International (DCI) was established to bring the Dulwich education to students around the world.

Our Facilities

Our College campus is an expression of our learning philosophy. We offer an educational environment designed to nurture the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of our students.

Our Approach to Learning

Our approach to learning nurtures confidence and intellectual curiosity in our students, preparing them for success in further education and life beyond.

Language Learning in the College

Language learning is an important part of our learning philosophy at Dulwich. We believe that learning a language is essential for understanding the world  as well as understanding oneself, and for appreciating the subtleties of cultural differences.

Applying to Dulwich

We appreciate that moving to a new school can be daunting and our Admissions team is on hand to guide families through the process.

Friends of Dulwich

Friends of Dulwich is an integral and supportive part of our community. We welcome new families to the College and offer significant support to families settling into life in Beijing.

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