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"Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core."

Maria Montessori


Dual-Language Immersion in Elementary

Dual- language immersion continues to permeate the children’s daily lives. The Elementary- aged child begins to develop a Reasoning Mind and craves social interaction, and the dual-language immersion experience changes in response.

Each day the children participate in one three-hour Montessori work cycle, and a shorter work cycle led by an English-speaking and Chinese-speaking teacher, in the mixed-age, dual-language classroom.

In addition, each child participates in a small group Chinese language lesson, tailored to the child’s language level. IMS has one of the strongest Chinese programmes in Hong Kong, and our children enjoy it!

Fitting the Elementary Chinese Lesson to the Learner Profile

The Chinese language curriculum in the IMS Elementary Programme is specifically designed to cater to children across a broad spectrum of abilities, including those children who join us in Elementary from other schools. children from different classes are combined into small groups which are differentiated by ability in Chinese; from near-native or native-speaker to the beginner.

Chinese Curriculum

Language serves as a foundation for much of what the child learns in all other areas!