MANDARIN AND SPANISH PROGRAM
The appreciation of other languages and cultures is a key element to global citizenship so we encourage our students to be bilingual, bi-literate and bi-cultural, not only amongst peers here at Stamford but through life across education, work, and travel.
That is why two of the most widely spoken languages globally – Chinese and Spanish – are part of our daily core curriculum from age 5. Students progress through four proficiency levels in Chinese, ensuring that they are challenged appropriately, improving their ability to use and master the language.
We recognize that for some students, daily instruction is not sufficient for their objectives or level of commitment. Our Bilingual Program – commencing from 5 years old – aims to develop excellent communication skills in both English and Chinese. Daily exposure to both languages across the curriculum results in the greatest possible proficiency and confidence in both languages. Find out more about our Bilingual Program here >
Students are assessed in Chinese and Spanish using STAMP (Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency) in the relevant language. STAMP tests are written by native speakers and evaluate students' reading, writing and speaking abilities.