As our driving Mission, ISB is dedicated to developing skilled, independent learners equipped to be successful in a working world without borders. We are equally dedicated to developing international citizens with a strongly developed sense of empathy for others and an openness to multiple points of view.
On both counts, our language programmes (which are founded upon the Common European Framework for Languages) are central to our work and one of our defining features. We have three types of language learning at ISB.
English is our main language of teaching and learning. While the majority of our students speak a different language at home, English is the language of communication at school. We offer a complete programme at all levels, from the literacy continua of the First Steps programme in the Early Childhood Centre and Elementary School to the stimulating, challenging courses of language and literature in the Middle and High School, leading to external examinations in the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme.
Each year some children arrive with little or no English. These students join the English Language Development (ELD) programme.
ISB is dedicated to developing skilled, independent learners equipped to be successful in a working world without borders. We are equally dedicated to developing international citizens with a strong sense of empathy for others and openness to multiple points of view. Our Modern Languages and Home Language programmes serve both purposes.
In addition to the above languages, ISB is offering an expanded range of languages as part of our home language programme after school. The home language programme is designed to support students in maintaining the language and culture of their home country. Each year the languages on offer change based on the demand and possibilities.