GEMS World Academy (Singapore) language offerings provide outstanding language teaching and learning opportunities, to ensure that we meet the needs of our diverse expatriate families.
Our Language programme focuses on four key components. They are:
English is the language of instruction at GEMS (Singapore) and forms the core language programme across all courses.
In the Secondary Years Language and Literature classes focus upon the ongoing enhancement of formal English language skills, as well as the critical thinking skills needed in exploring and analysing a variety of text types.
Modern Language learning is a core component of being an international student. In the Early Years, all students undertake daily Mandarin learning, delivered by a specialist Mandarin teacher in specialist Mandarin class time.
From Grade 1 onwards, students have the option of continuing studying Mandarin or undertaking Spanish or French classes.
GEMS World Academy (Singapore) English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme provides outstanding language teaching and learning opportunities, to ensure that we meet the needs of our diverse expatriate families.
As GEMS (Singapore) we are proud of our culturally and linguistically diverse community. The student body comprises over 60 different nationalities and the language profiles of our learners are often rich and complex, requiring individualised support to access English-based curriculum.
As a school committed to providing the highest standards of education to all of our students, we place a very high value on the EAL Programme. Click here to learn more about the programme.
GEMS (Singapore) supports the maintenance and development of a child’s mother-tongue.
We strongly encourage native language fluency maintenance whilst living abroad and in support of family cultural connections.
Our current mother tongue classes include French, Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese from Grades 1 to 10.
Our mother-tongue programmes are specifically designed to provide students with a strong foundation in vocabulary, speaking, reading, grammar and writing.