French-English bilingual programme

French-English bilingual programme

CIS offers a French-English bilingual programme to children in grades 2 to 4 ( extending to grades 1 to 5 in August 2021 - subject to enrollment numbers). Available at our Lakeside Campus only, this programme is perfect for families who want their children to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural in both English and French.

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Programme key features:

  • Each class has two qualified teachers - one English speaker and one French speaker.

  • Instruction is fully aligned to the international Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme ( IB PYP).

  • Students have equal exposure to both languages with classes in English one day and French the next.

  • Students are taught in both languages. There is no translation or repetition.

  • Fees* for the French-English bilingual programme are the same as English mainstream.

  • Entry requirements can be viewed here.

* Fees are subject to change in future school years.

CIS has a strong track record in delivering bilingual programmes. The success of our pioneering Chinese-English bilingual programme highlights our reputation as one of the most experienced and trusted international schools in Singapore to offer bilingual programmes.

Entry requirements

To ensure an optimal learning environment, the entry requirements for new students joining the programme are as follows:



Grade 1

Native speaker of either language 

Grade 2

English phase 2 / French stage 2

Grade 3

English phase 3 / French stage 3

Grade 4

English high phase 3 / French high phase 3

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