Katie Holmes Keen For 6 Year-Old Suri To Learn Chinese
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruises’ daughter Suri is reported to be fitting in well at her new school, as it’s revealed the 6 year-old is studying Mandarin Chinese.
Suri has been given the opportunity to study a second language at the elite Avenues school in Manhattan, New York where fees accumulate to $39,750 a year.
According to RadarOnline.com Katie and Tom enrolled Suri onto the Mandarin Chinese language course, which aims to give students a full understanding of the Chinese culture.
On the website for Avenues school, the importance of languages in their teaching is emphasised: “Mastery of languages other than one’s own is a central feature of the Avenues mission. The forces fuelling this trend are social, economic, political, environmental and technological. It builds both self-confidence and self-knowledge.”
The prestigious school is soon to have several links with Asia, with plans to open campuses in several areas of China, including Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Aimed at the children of jet-setting parents, Avenues is a world school, which enables children to travel with their parents at any given time, without the worry of taking them out of school during term-time. Katie enrolled Suri at the school after splitting from husband Tom Cruise, and making the move to New York.
Meanwhile reports are surfacing that Tom has not seen Suri for over seven weeks, coinciding with concerns that he is struggling to cope since separating from Katie.
Representatives for Tom, state that the actor has made contact with his daughter over the phone, whilst filming his new movie in the UK, shunning claims that he no longer wishes to be involved in Suri’s life now she has been removed from his scientology faith.
Article By Victoria Beckett