Language learning

Language learning is an important part of our learning philosophy at Dulwich. We believe that learning a language is essential to understanding the world and to appreciate the subtleties of cultural differences.

Dulwich College International schools have developed a strong Mandarin programme. At Dulwich College in Suzhou Mandarin is taught as a native language, second language and foreign language. Our progressive learning model includes a Dual Language [hyperlink] approach in DUCKS, our Early Years, and into the Junior School. Throughout the College, Mandarin is taught daily and is streamed according to ability, from native speaker to absolute beginner. Student learning goes beyond speaking, listening, reading and writing to involve workshops and activities that immerse students in the richness of the Chinese culture.

In addition to our Mandarin programme, Senior School students can choose to learn French, German or Spanish. Budding linguists can continue to study their chosen languages as part of their IGCSE and IB course.

Through De Oranje Draak, we offer a Dutch Language NTC programme (Nederlands Taal en Cultur) to first language Dutch speaking students.

Our students come from a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, with over 50 different nationalities represented in our diverse student body. We are able to support a percentage of students who are non-native English speakers. Students who require additional English language teaching to access the curriculum are provided with English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. Working closely with the class and subject teachers, our language specialists help students develop the skills necessary to complete their school work in English and benefit fully from all the College has to offer.

We also support native language learning through our Co-Curricular Activities according to the needs of our families. Our Student nationality breakdown:

  • DULWICH COLLEGE SUZHOU
  • 360 Gang Tian Rd, Suzhou Industrial Park
  • Suzhou, 215021
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Our Definition of Learning

Good learning is a meaningful experience where students enjoy making connections between new and existing knowledge, skills and understanding. Students are engaged, challenged and are able to reflect independently and collaboratively on their progress.

An Exciting Learning Space

With our extensive facilities each student has the opportunity to excel. Leading the way in Suzhou, we have made significant investments to ensure we provide a safe and secure environment, where our children benefit from second to none learning facilities.

Our Ethos

We believe education has to be as flexible, creative and adaptive as our increasingly complex, ever-changing and inter-connected world.

Our Students Stand Out of the Crowd

We equip our students with the learning and the character to stand up and stand out, now and in the future.

A Dulwich College Student

The creative energy and wide ranging abilities of our students will provide you with a sense of what you can expect from a Dulwich College Suzhou education.

Helping Our Students Reach Higher Goals

Thanks to a tradition of high academic results and excellent connections, Dulwich College International schools are well known by leading universities with our students accepted by the top 100 universities in the world.

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