We know that the benefits of studying a second language go far beyond the immediate and include improved intellectual and academic potential, positive effects on English vocabulary, grammar and communication skills and that the earlier this language commences the greater the impact.
Consider the inextricable links that now exist globally between people, commerce and economies, and the extraordinary confluence of cultures in Singapore. At the Australian International School your child can take advantage of our multi-cultural learning environment and extensive language programs, from Early Years to Secondary School.
To maximize this advantage for our students we offer daily Mandarin from Nursery through to Year 5 and then the option to continue Mandarin, Indonesian (Bahasa) or French at 220 minutes per week in the Secondary School.
In the same way our native English speaking students study English language and literature within the curriculum, we offer a progressive high level Mother Tongue program in Elementary and Secondary School that creates equivalent opportunities for our non-native English speaking students. Courses are offered on demand - current programs include Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, French and Indonesian.
This sits alongside our comprehensive EAL program, designed to improve English language skills for those non-native speakers studying at AIS.