At European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS), learning and personal growth continue long after the day’s lessons have ended. We aim to provide our students with opportunities to develop their natural talents, build confidence, practice a healthy lifestyle and expand their world view.
Russian language and literature lessons for age groups of 3-4, 4-6 and 6-9. These are aimed at Russian speaking children to develop their reading and writing skills. In addition, the classes introduce students to Russian literature such as fairy tales and short stories. Class size depends on age group and ranges from 3 to 8 students per class. The younger groups meet twice a week, while the older ones meet weekly. The classes are conducted in the afternoon and are run as an afterschool activity with the duration of 1 or 1.5 hours.
The youngest group of 3 and 4 year olds are taught the alphabet, to recognize letters and write them. They learn through tactile activities to visualize the letters through fun activities such as arts and crafts. Furthermore, children are encouraged to take part in games and speech development exercises.
The lessons are aimed at 4 to 6 year olds and focuses on teaching them reading and writing through the modern syllable methodology. They construct words from syllables utilizing syllable tables to aid in reading comprehension. The learn to write in block letters through fun worksheets specifically designed for each class. Covered literature is Russian National Folklore and fairytales.
The oldest age group are the 6 to 9 year olds. The students are taught according to the Russian primary school syllabus. Two subjects are taught in the one-and-a-half-hour block. Russian language, which teaches cursive writing, grammar and vocabulary. Secondly, Literature reading, which encompasses reading practice, text comprehension and analysis. The program introduces the children to Russian children’s authors and poets.
Two times a year theatre performances are practiced and performed to the parents. Children of each age group are given an age and language level appropriate piece of literature such as fairy tales or poetry. These include musical numbers, songs and dance.
Please feel free to contact Ms. Irina Kurnosov via firstname.lastname@example.org or (+84) 93 271 6098 for more information.
When we moved to Vietnam from Australia, our daughter had been at a small, child centred school and it was important to find a good fit. The European International School was perfect with its warm, friendly village feel. As Sage was still young, seven at the time, a nurturing, creative and inclusive environment was essential to her well being. We found this at EIS and it has continued to be so, Sage is now in her fourth year. The Primary Years Program was also a big drawcard for us as it is an internationally available program that Sage can continue on with when we move home. Parent involvement is encouraged, whether it be as a class parent representative, member of the Parents Council, community events or in the classroom. We have always found our ideas, concerns and opinions can be voiced and heard. I love that Sage has had the opportunity to be exposed to different cultures both through fellow students, teachers and also learning a second language. Although the facilities are limited at EIS, Sage has been able to join the choir and swim team which has competed internationally. The size of the school really allows opportunities for students which they may otherwise not have and is continually looking for ways to involve students, parents and teachers in school life.
Stevenson Family – From Australia
We are Max (6), Jonas (9), Maren and Daniel. Coming from Germany we were looking for a school that
offers both – German and English classes as well as an international environment with pupils from all
over the world to socialize with. EIS was our choice! EIS offers our kids a learning environment full of
life, activities and encouragement. Class sizes are limited and the IB curriculum supports our kid’s school
careers in a smooth but also demanding and performance driven way. Max and Jonas enjoy the broad
offer of after school activities and the possibility to explore different subjects in a playful and supportive
environment. The big number of opportunities and events organized by the school to involve parents in
the school community complement the positive impression we have gained from EIS throughout the past
Kernbach Family – From Germany
I would like to share with you my experience with EIS. We are a family with 2 children aged 5 and 7 and we have been living in Vietnam for 4 years already. I think I can say that we finally found the school our kids (and also we as parents) really like. EIS has a broad multicultural environment that mixing all possible nationalities. The teachers for both kids are perfect and we even hear their names at home many times. EIS works as a community. We experienced other schools in HCMC as well but at EIS parents are truly part of the school (for sure only if they want themselves). What we also value is accurate but not over-extensive communication from school. You receive all necessary information without being “spammed”. I highly recommend EIS to all families who are moving to HCMC. It is great place to have your kids at school.
Zalio Family - From Czech