Mandarin

Mandarin

The Chinese Programme at Marlborough College Malaysia caters for pupils of all abilities throughout the school. We aim to instil in all our pupils an enjoyment and appreciation of the richness and complexities that exist within Chinese culture and language.

All pupils study Mandarin; those who have Chinese heritage and speak Mandarin at home will follow the first language pathway from Prep School to Senior School with the aim of strengthening their literacy skills. In the Prep School, pupils start following different pathways according to their language proficiency from Year 3. In Remove, the pupils have the option to study Cambridge Mandarin Chinese IGCSE First Language and Foreign Language courses. During the Sixth Form, we offer Chinese A Standard Level, Mandarin B Higher, Standard Level and Ab initio courses.

The department is staffed by eight beaks who are also tutors within the houses. All staff are encouraged to attend professional development courses in order to ensure that their practice is current and relevant.