Academic

EIS is authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation as an IB World School. Our IB programme is divided into the Primary Years Programme (Grades 1–5), the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6–10), and the Diploma Programme (Grades 11–12). The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB is world renowned for its high academic standards, commitment to multiculturalism and focus on developing skills that will prepare students for success in future educational endeavours and life in a global world. To learn more about the IB, visit www.ibo.org.

Languages

Languages

The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS)’s Vision Narrative states the following regarding languages:

Our multi-lingual community enjoys learning languages because they understand the role they play in appreciating individual cultural identity, promoting intellectual growth and providing intercultural awareness. We enthusiastically support the safeguarding of home languages and the acquisition of new languages as a core value of our school.  We believe that a propensity to language acquisition (which can be established even in very young students) and an understanding of why language is such a treasured element of culture, are attributes that will allow students to flourish in and contribute to a multicultural world.

Every teacher at the European International School HCMC is a teacher of language and every member of the learning community plays a significant role in language development. At EIS, languages are valued for their cultural significance, their role in personal identity, their contribution to cognitive growth and for the sheer pleasure they bring. Language is the major connecting element across our curriculum. It is necessary not only to learn languages but also to learn about languages and through languages.

EIS promotes the maintenance and development of home language as being crucial for cognitive development and cultural identity. We recognise it is essential to have a strong foundation in one’s home language, as it facilitates the acquisition of other languages. EIS provides opportunities for students to acquire new languages as a means to supporting the development of multilingual, internationally minded global citizen.

Home Languages:

English

Vietnamese

Korean

German

(Many students are also able to continue their mother language / home language through our Home Language Support Programme.)

Languages of Acquisition (for 2017-18):

English (Toddler - Grade 12)

German (K2 - Grade 12)

French (K2 - grade 7)

Spanish (Grade 7 - 10)

A True Second Home

5


additional languages available

1


Dutch School as mother language for after school activities

1


Russian School as mother language for after school activities

38


nationalities throughout the school

Community Voices

What We Offer

EIS Learning Support
Learning Support
Learning Support
EIS After School Activities
After School Activities
After School Activities
EIS Sports
Sports
Sports
EIS University Counselling
University Counselling
University Counselling

Extra Activities

Students at The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) learn about international diplomacy and policy development through their participation in the Model United Nations (MUN) programme. MUN has become a favorite after-school activity at EIS, particularly among older students who are highly engaged in world issues and enjoy navigating the technicalities of UN style resolution writing and speaking procedures. 

Russian School for Russian speaking children in HCMC is run at The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) everyday for after school activities. These classes re aimed at Russian speaking children to develop their reading and writing skills. For more information please contact Ms. Irina Kurnosov at nick.nk@freenet.de or (+84) 93 271 6098.

Children will do different activities, learn songs, watch little videos, read stories.... in GERMAN of course. 

Come along to enhance your Spanish skills by having conversation and playing games. This is for native speakers only.

This activity is available to all students with a foundation level of Chinese who would like to enhance their language development in a fun and interactive environment.

For students who wants to play some traditional Vietnamese games and learn how these games were discovered. 

An unofficial 'best-of' everything we offer at VinSpace! Students enjoy a mix of painting, sketching, art & craft, animation and printing. The club focuses on showing the breadth and variety of art with a large span of skills, materials and activities. A great 'all rounder' that tries to inspire and introduce students to the possibilities of Art. 

Open-ended 2D and 3D creative projects focusing on visual art skills. 

Students learn 3D design skills to transform ideas to real products. 

Come along and improve your Maths knowledge and skills by using hands on materials and playing games!

By having to control a physical robot and seeing what goes wrong, students learn what robots can and cannot do. They also learn the need for precise instructions.