Our Approach to



Mandarin is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, and anyone able to speak it will have more opportunities open to them in the future. In Early Years we teach Mandarin not as a second language but as another first, alongside English.

This approach in Early Years gives our youngest students an opportunity to become comfortable speaking two languages at an early age. Lessons are taught by a native English speaking teacher with a Mandarin speaking assistant teacher. Grasping concepts in two languages has benefits for both language learning and wider cognitive development.

Our Approach to Mandarin

We believe learning another language is essential to better understand the world. It is critical to the appreciation of the subtleties of a different culture.

- Annabel Parker, Director of Mandarin, Dulwich College International

  • 89 Capital Airport Rd
  • Shunyi District, Beijing, 101300
  • 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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