Engaging Language programme

At Raintree, English and Chinese teachers co-teach in the same classroom to create an authentic bi-lingual environment, ensuring that the children’s exposure to language is of the highest quality.

Young children, particularly before the age of 6, are naturally adept at mimicking new sounds, allowing them to learn new languages with increased proficiency. We believe that by immersing children in a language rich environment with our qualified teachers, we can cultivate the children’s natural ability to acquire language. Research has shown that children who learn more than one language grow up to be more empathetic and with an increased flexibility of mind, making them more creative and better critical thinkers. In addition, once they have acquired the language learning capacity, they can go on to learn subsequent languages more effectively.

At Raintree, English and Chinese teachers co-teach in the same classroom to create an authentic bi-lingual environment, ensuring that the children’s exposure to language is of the highest quality.

English is the main language the school focuses on, complemented by Chinese where the emphasis is on speaking and listening. The children, exposed to both languages, develop the ability to think, understand concepts and communicate in either language. Thus, the acquisition of language becomes a natural and engaging process.

In the Nursery, communication and teaching is primarily in English, complemented by one session per day of bi-lingual co-teaching. In the bi-lingual classes, the English and Chinese teachers work together telling stories, singing songs and engaging with the children in play-based activities. Once the children reach Kindergarten, the co-teaching approach is in place for the entire school day.

The Raintree curriculum also includes Thai studies for 1-3 sessions per week depending on age. Our Thai studies incorporate both language and culture, supporting the home language of our Thai children and helping our international children to engage with the Thai community in which they live.