Mother Tongue Program
Mother Tongue Program
Retention and development of Mother Tongue is essential for students learning in English

What is it?

This refers to the first language a child learns at home.

Why is Mother Tongue important?

It is in the dominant language that higher level thinking takes place. This is especially pronounced in very young children. It will also benefit children in education back in their home country, should they return, as they will be competent in oral, written and grammar skills.

How is it done?

This program is well resourced:

  • Four sessions per week, in Kindergarten (from Pre-K2), Elementary and Middle School.
  • Integrated into the academic programs.
  • All features of any other subject, i.e. assessment, homework, reporting, etc.
  • Focuses on reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture. Courses include literature in the Mother Tongue.
  • Is an additional choice for parents, instead of foreign language study.
  • No additional fee involved.

Who are the teachers?

Our Mother Tongue teachers are native speakers of the language, with teacher training and degree earned in the home country. They are qualified to teach in the home country and also fluent in English.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Nelson Mandela
Brochures
Download our Mother Tongue Program brochures
Danish
PDF (771 KB)
Dutch
PDF (762 KB)
Finnish
PDF (766 KB)
French
PDF (795 KB)
German
PDF (816 KB)
Hebrew
PDF (879 KB)
Italian
PDF (763 KB)
Japanese
PDF (816 KB)
Korean
PDF (1 MB)
Mandarin
PDF (1.2 MB)
Norwegian
PDF (784 KB)
Russian
PDF (814 KB)
Spanish
PDF (809 KB)
Swedish
PDF (780 KB)

For more information, please contact our Student Recruitment Officers.