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.