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.