Home Language Programme
In addition to the School's World Languages Programme, UNIS Hanoi believes in the value and importance of students maintaining and developing their home language (sometimes called Mother Tongues).
For more information about the World Language Programme please see the Curriculum Guides.
Research suggests that a high level of proficiency in the home language may exert important influences on academic and intellectual development (Cummins, 2000).
UNIS Hanoi will make a concerted effort to support home language development of all languages, by providing coordination for Home Language (including the Self-Taught Languages in the Diploma programme). Home Language programmes are paid for in full by the community members participating in the programme. This is in addition to the payment of full tuition and fees of the regular UNIS Hanoi programme.
Home Language community groups are self-formed and take the responsibility for finding a home language teacher. Home language classes can be organised to meet during the school day at times that fit within the UNIS Hanoi schedule, or after school. The decision to participate in a Home Language class is up to the student and his/her family.
Home Language Groups at UNIS Hanoi
The Danish School Association Hanoi organizes Danish classes for Danish students in Hanoi. A Danish teacher is employed to handle these classes. You can find more information about the Danish School Association (DSH) here in Danish. If you have any questions, please contact either the teacher or DSH. Read More >
The "Stichting De Blauwe Lotus” organizes Dutch language lessons at UNIS. Here you can find more information in Dutch about the Mother Tongue Dutch lessons at UNIS, as after school lessons. Read More >
UNIS Hanoi offers a community based Mother Tongue programme for German speaking children. The lessons are integrated in the normal schedule of instruction and are held on the premises of UNIS Hanoi.
A German native speaking teacher is providing the lesson for the ES children. The curriculum is based on the German ES curriculum. The programme uses the German textbooks “Kunterbunt” 1-4 and “Deutsch.Punkt” (Klett-Verlag) which are permitted for school use in all federal states except Bavaria.
Please inquire after the German Mother Tongue classes at the time of enrolment at UNIS Hanoi.Read More >
The Swedish School Association in Hanoi organizes Swedish classes at UNIS for Swedish students. A full time Swedish teacher is employed at UNIS for this purpose. Swedish language classes are fully integrated into the UNIS curriculum. Here you can find more information in Swedish about the Swedish School Association and the education provided.Read More >