CIS School Cambridge
A diverse and enriching educational experience

Cambridge International School
Excellent learning, teaching and pastoral care standards


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Mother Tongue Programme

Our Mother Tongue programme stands alone in its breadth and range. We offer small group tuition by native speakers in at least 12 different languages, e.g. Swedish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Chinese, Norwegian, Spanish, Slovenian, Hebrew and Greek. (Languages vary from year to year according to demand; we are pleased to arrange classes in other home languages on request).

Research is clear about the importance of bilingual children’s mother tongue for overall personal and educational development. Children who have a solid foundation in their mother tongue are likely to develop stronger overall literacy abilities.

The ability of our students to speak languages is highlighted year on year with our impressive results in the Vocab Express Championships. In 2015, CIS children took 1st place for the Challenge Cup Medio (for schools with between 151-500 children) and 3rd place in the Genius Cup (based on the top 25 student scores across all schools). Individually, CIS achieved the following outstanding results:

  • 1st place for Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Hebrew and Latin
  • 2nd place for Polish and Italian
  • 4th place for Arabic
  • 5th place for Urdu
  • 6th place for French