Bilingual Immersion

What is Bilingual Immersion?

Bilingual education is the act of teaching students content in two languages.

Immersion is a type of teaching where the language being taught is both the content and the medium of instruction.

In essence, bilingual immersion in preschools is not simply the process of learning new languages; it involves integrating both languages into academic content and day-to-day conversations.

Bilingual immersion at Viv’s Schoolhouse

At Viv’s Schoolhouse, we offer a comprehensive and established preschool and childcare bilingual immersion program in Singapore. As a bilingual preschool, we aim to help develop our children’s linguistic abilities and nurture them to be culturally competent global citizens.

As part of our extensive bilingual curriculum, children at Viv’s Schoolhouse will master two main languages – English and Mandarin.

Whether it is having a firm grasp of English grammar rules or mastering the different Chinese character strokes, our preschool and childcare bilingual immersion programs equip children with the critical skills to listen, read, write, and converse confidently in both languages.

Advantages of Bilingual Immersion

The role that speech, language, and communication play in our interconnected world is more important than ever before. In Singapore, studying a second language was made mandatory in primary schools in 1960 under the bilingualism policy. Hence, as a bilingual preschool, we must support our children’s early language acquisition to allow our little learners to become masters of English and Mandarin.

The solid mastery of languages through our preschool bilingual curriculum helps with children’s:

  • Cognitive flexibility by strengthening the executive functions of their brilliant minds. This can provide a strong foundation for learning and progress in the future.
  • Ability to plan, problem-solve, make decisions and perform other mentally demanding tasks. It can also improve children’s memory and information retention abilities.
  • Concentration capabilities, attention spans, and task-switching capacities.
  • Linguistic development by enhancing their communication skills and vocabulary.
  • Creativity as children would be encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings.
  • Social competence would be more effortless for children to communicate and connect with their peers.
  • Cross cultural appreciation with exposure to different cultures and ways of life. They would be more attuned to cultural sensitivities and adapt quickly to various cultural settings.

We believe that languages are an intrinsic tool for learning, allowing children to think, learn, and express themselves. Our Bilingual Immersion program goes beyond academic content in the classroom. Through engaging, interactive and well-planned lessons, we aim to promote our children’s social, emotional and mental development and growth.

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What is bilingual education?

Bilingual education is a form of education that involves the use of more than one language. It can be used to teach students who speak different languages or introduce them to a new language.

Viv’s Schoolhouse is a bilingual preschool in Singapore that believes learning more than one language helps children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This allows our students to learn about different cultures and grow as individuals. By experiencing another language, children are better prepared for the world outside of their homes.

Why is it good to be bilingual?

Being bilingual has many benefits, including improved cognitive functioning and problem-solving skills, increased self-confidence, and enhanced creativity. At Viv’s Schoolhouse, our bilingual curriculum for preschoolers in Singapore is designed to cultivate curiosity, imagination, and creativity in young minds. By exposing your child to two languages from a young age, you are allowing them to explore the world around them, learn about different cultures, and develop a sense of pride in their identity.

Is bilingualism effective?

Bilingualism has been shown to improve cognitive functions such as mental flexibility and executive functioning, which is responsible for a wide range of critical skills like problem-solving, attention, and reasoning.

Why is bilingual education important?

Bilingual education aims to promote and advance the linguistic, social, and academic skills of students who speak more than one language in the classroom. It provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in future academic and professional endeavours.

Viv’s Schoolhouse is a bilingual preschool in Singapore that offers top-notch early childhood education with a focus on language and literacy development. Through our language immersion programs, your child will develop language skills, such as creativity, imagination, curiosity, and the ability to communicate and collaborate with others, which are essential for success in all aspects of life.

Why are bilingual teachers important?

Bilingual teachers can provide a unique perspective to the students in their classroom and the school community as a whole. They can also help those with language barriers learn English and other students to learn the language of their community. Moreover, having teachers from various backgrounds and cultural knowledge can help students learn about different cultures and appreciate diversity.

At Viv’s Schoolhouse, we are more than a bilingual childcare in Singapore. We see ourselves as an extended family of caregivers who help your child grow physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. We understand that the most valuable asset of any child is their potential, and we work diligently to help your child reach theirs.