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.