Modern Languages

Studying Modern Languages and learning to understand the different cultures and traditions are aspects of utmost importance in the educational process. In the modern world more people than ever travel abroad and we cannot imagine the world of work without multiple links to many countries around the globe. Thus, studying foreign languages is becoming evermore important.

Every IB Diploma student will study at least one foreign language in addition to their own native language. For the IB, languages can be studied at different levels:

Language A1:

Students can study the A1 literature programme in their own language (Standard or Higher). This is currently available for English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Other languages can be self taught at standard level only and may incur an extra charge.

Language B:

For students with previous knowledge of the foreign language, equivalent to a good GCSE pass grade. Language B is currently offered in English, French and Spanish.

Foundation Level (ab initio):

For students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. Courses are currently available in English, French and Spanish.