Language Policy

Cambridge International Section, City Montessori School, Lucknow

City Montessori School, International Section, Lucknow Language Policy
Document Type Policy
Administering Entity Dean, Cambridge School, CMS
Latest Approval / Amendment Date 1/7/2023
Last Approval / Amendment Date
Approval Authority Head QAID & Superior Principal
Indicative time of Review July 2026

At City Montessori School, we recognize the importance of language education in fostering holistic development and global citizenship among our students. Our language policy aims to provide a comprehensive and inclusive approach to language learning while respecting the diverse linguistic backgrounds of our students. The following guidelines outline our language offerings and options across various grade levels:

Medium of Instruction

  • City Montessori School is an English medium school, and English serves as the primary medium of instruction across all classes and subjects.

  • We believe that proficiency in English equips our students with essential communication skills necessary for success in an increasingly interconnected world.

  • To stay updated with the latest educational research, methodologies, and technologies.

  • To enhance the quality of teaching and learning at CMS.

  • To support the implementation of innovative educational practices and approaches.

  • To ensure that the values and ethos of CMS are reflected in all professional development activities.

  • Create an environment that encourages a posture of learning involving study, action, reflection & consultation.

Mother Tongue Support

  • Recognizing that Hindi is the mother tongue of most of our students, we value its cultural and linguistic significance.

  • Hindi language instruction is an integral part of our curriculum, ensuring that students maintain and develop proficiency in their mother tongue.

  • We offer Hindi language courses that cater to different proficiency levels and learning objectives.

Additional Language Options

  • City Montessori School offers French and German as foreign language options to students.

  • These languages are taught to enhance students' intercultural understanding and provide opportunities for global communication.

  • Students can choose to study either French or German, based on their interest and the availability of resources.

IGCSE Language Options

  • Students pursuing the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) have language options tailored to their specific needs.

  • They can choose English as a First Language or Second Language, depending on their proficiency level and individual goals.

  • Our curriculum and teaching methods prepare students to excel in their chosen language option and perform well in the corresponding examinations.

Support for Language Acquisition

  • We strive to create a supportive learning environment that nurtures language acquisition skills.

  • Our language teachers are qualified professionals who employ engaging and interactive teaching methods to promote language proficiency.

  • We encourage students to actively participate in language clubs, cultural events, and language exchange programs to enhance their linguistic and cultural understanding.

Assessment and Evaluation

  • Language learning is assessed through a combination of formative and summative assessments.

  • Students' language proficiency and progress are evaluated using a range of assessment tools, including written assignments, oral presentations, and examinations.

  • Continuous feedback is provided to students, highlighting areas for improvement and recognizing their language learning achievements.

Inclusivity and Diversity

  • We celebrate and embrace the diversity of languages and cultures within our school community.

  • We foster an inclusive environment where students are encouraged to appreciate and learn from different linguistic backgrounds.

  • We promote respect and understanding among students, valuing the multilingual skills and cultural heritage of each individual.

Creating Opportunity

  • We foster a rich linguistic cultural experience through literary festivals, speech and debate competitions, Model United Nations (MUN), dramatics, and participation in international festivals on English literature.

  • We engage in language workshops and seminars to provide exposure to cutting-edge language education trends, inspiring a passion for literature and effective communication.

This language policy serves as a guideline for City Montessori School, ensuring that we offer a balanced and comprehensive language education program. We constantly review and update our language offerings to meet the evolving needs and aspirations of our students, preparing them for a globalized world while honoring their linguistic roots.