Apr 20, 2022
At WISS, we value language learning. With a community of over 50 nationalities speaking 40 languages, we endeavor to support students not only in their learning of new languages but also in maintaining their mother tongues. The WISS Language Program recognizes the importance of learning foreign languages, engaging with other cultures, and developing proficiency in one or more languages.
Part of the WISS Education and true to the nature of an IB World School, languages play an essential role in the education of our students. We believe learning languages nurture global-mindedness and are vital in developing excellent communication skills for success in a global society. Languages are critical in formulating an understanding and respect for different cultures and help shape identity.
At WISS, we know that the earlier language study commences, the more significant impact has on a child’s language retention and fluency. In our school, all students are offered the opportunity to study Chinese as an additional or native language. The language program is further enhanced through school assemblies, performances, presentations, and field trips around Shanghai. Chinese is the only language other than English offered at every level from Nursery through to G12.