The language curriculum covers in depth written and spoken language, reading, grammar and research, the keys to both self-expression and the acquisition of knowledge. The study of grammar in the Montessori classroom is unique as children uses various colour code to deepen their understanding and application of parts of speech. With their reading and writing skills developed  from pre-school period , at elementary level, children put these into research and composition skills. They will be provided opportunities to write daily, putting their complex ideas and information into written format such as stories, poems, reports, plays and others. They will learn the functions of grammar and sentence structure, systematically learning vocabulary, spelling rules and linguistics.  Language in lower zone will focus on:

  • Reading (Decoding, comprehension, making inferences)
  • Handwriting skills (Manuscript)
  • Grammar and sentence analysis
  • Word study skills
  • Composition
  • Paragraph form and creative writing


Montessori observed that children between the ages of 9 and 12 are at the height of their intellectual powers.  As learners move on to upper elementary level , lessons provided build on the foundation developed in Montessori lower elementary using learners’ foundation of spelling, deep vocabulary and knowledge of grammar. Our learners apply these skills towards writing. Language in upper zone will focus on:

  • Reading (Interpretive reading for comprehension & Literature)
  • Handwriting skills (Proper cursive)
  • Advanced grammar and sentence analysis
  • Word study & mechanics (Capitalization, Punctuation, Prefix/suffix & Homonyms)
  • Literary elements
  • Vocabulary & Spelling