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 literature, language acquisition and culture.
All pupils compulsory study Chinese till Shell ; those who have Chinese heritage and speak Chinese at home will follow the First language or Second language pathway from Prep School to Senior School with the aim of strengthening their literacy skills, reading and writing skills. Those who are non-native/non-heritage will follow the Foreign Language pathway from Prep School to Senior School with an emphasis on aural and oral 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 IGCSE Chinese First Language 、Chinese Second Language and Mandrain Foreign language courses. During the Sixth Form, we offer Chinese A Language and Literature Standard Level , Chinese B Standard Level and Higher Level courses.
The department is staffed by seven beaks who are also tutors within the houses.