The International Language Programs develop students’ knowledge and understanding of different languages and cultures.
There are many benefits to learning an additional international language. Learning additional languages improves memory, cognitive skills, enhances the ability to multi-task, and improves performance in other academic areas. At DSC International School, we provide students a choice of three international languages:
- Chinese (Putonghua)
In Grade 1 to Grade 3, students have a 40-minute International language lesson every day. In Early Years and Grade 4 to Grade 8, there are four 40-minute international language lessons in a week.
In the Secondary Section, French is offered in Grade 9 while both Japanese and Putonghua have three courses each ranging from beginner to advanced. Each credit course is a full semester in length and counts as part of the 30-course graduation requirement. All students must take at least one second language course to fulfil the graduation requirements. Please see the following information below specific to each international language.