Language is a tool of communication, and a vehicle of culture. Learning Chinese language and culture in FLIS helps to open doors for our students to learn about the Eastern world, fusing cross cultural thinking and open-mindedness.
The Chinese Language and Culture Program runs from Kindergarten all the way through to graduation and help students attain a strong command of the Chinese language. Our Chinese courses are divided into two sections: Chinese as a First Language and Chinese as a Foreign Language. Students are grouped into different classes according to their language background and their particular needs, helping them to develop their abilities in Mandarin Chinese to a greater extent during their daily language lessons. Furthermore, students deepen their connection with Chinese culture while participating in regular cultural activities and culture studies courses. FLIS not only provides Chinese language studies at various levels, but also organizes cultural field trips, Chinese culture workshops, and traditional festival celebrations and events for the students. The program has a strong focus both on today's China and China's cultural heritage and emphasizes student participation and hands-on experiences.
中国语言及文化课程由幼儿园延展至毕业班，学生能够逐步拥有良好的中文应用能力。 福州西湖国际学校的中文课程分为两部分：中文作为母语和非母语的课程。我们根据学生自身的语言背景和特殊需求，将他们分成不同的班级，在每天的中文课上帮助学生提高他们的中文水平。此外，学生定期参加文化活动和文化研究课程，更深入地了解中国文化。课程非常强调今日中国和中国文化承传两方面，其设计侧重学生参与，集中于实际经验。西湖国际学校不仅在不同年级设置系统的、循序渐进的中国研习课程， 还举行实地文化考察、中国文化工作坊，以及传统节日庆祝活动。