At every EtonHouse pre-school, children are immersed in an integrated bilingual environment where all our classrooms have an English and a Mandarin speaking teacher at all times interacting with the children in their respective languages. We have over the years adapted our second language programme to follow an inquiry based philosophy in line with our mainstream programme. Chinese language learning is therefore child responsive and derived from children’s interests which allows it to be spontaneous and enjoyable. Children are involved in the learning process and feel a sense of ownership. We also believe that a multi-cultural foundation is as important as a multi-lingual one. Cultural immersion is therefore a critical part of our Chinese programme and includes elements such as calligraphy and chinese performing arts to name a few.
EtonHouse Zhong Hua, our Chinese immersion childcare centre located in Hwa Chong International School, offers a programme entirely conducted in Mandarin for children as young as 18 months old. This Chinese immersion programme is also offered in our Mountbatten 717 pre-school and Robertson Walk pre-school.