The World Languages department believes that the study of other languages and cultures prepares learners to communicate appropriately with people from diverse cultures and, therefore, function effectively as 21st century global citizens. We believe that world language learning is optimised with a communicative approach— learners build upon prior knowledge to actively construct and monitor their understanding through meaningful engagement that, in some situations, extends beyond the school setting. To this end, the High School World Language teachers continue ISB’s commitment to the following school-wide long term learning goals:
- Students can comprehend and evaluate different types of texts, displaying appropriate understanding of culture and context.
- Students will communicate across multiple modes for varied audiences and purposes, displaying appropriate understanding of culture and context.
- Students will make personal meaning and seek understanding of culture and contexts through various forms of communication.