The Grange Institution (TGI) has a future-focused curriculum driven by our unique Cre8tors-in-Action educational philosophy, where all our students have the opportunity to work towards developing 8 key competencies that global citizens of tomorrow will need. The 8 key competencies are supported further by 8 Personal Goals. To be a great communicator is one of these important personal goals as we believe an internationally-minded person is one who is a great communicator.
At TGI, besides the Cambridge Primary English curriculum, we offer students three different language options. With this in mind, every TGI student would be guaranteed at least a bilingual education as they complete their education with the school.
The Languages programme at The Grange aims to help students acquire language skills and knowledge, while reinforcing their learning objectives, fostering their self-learning and cooperation abilities, developing effective learning strategies, appropriate use of languages in a multicultural community and achieving the ultimate goal of comprehensive mastery of linguistic competencies. The languages curriculum is organised around the learning strands of Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing. Where authentic opportunities present themselves, our Languages curriculum make interdisciplinary links with the IPC Units of Learning. The languages curriculum provides an excellent platform for the students to learn a language, learn about the language and learn through a language, as well as to develop their 8 Personal Goals and important research, thinking, communication, social and self-management skills.
Classes are delivered through a balanced teacher-led and student-directed approaches, with lots of collaborative and hands-on opportunities continuously created for our students of languages to apply their learning in games, role plays, interviewing people in the community and discussions in class. We have received positive feedback from our parents and students that our language classes are very engaging and fun.
Through acquiring new languages or maintaining their mother-tongue development, students will be able to embark on a journey to become effective communicators who can better navigate the world and access global opportunities easily.