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Language Options

In Secondary, students choose to study French or Spanish as well as German. Beyond Grade 8, Spanish and French are offered as options through to Grades 11 and 12. (Spanish and French are not offered as Language A courses - mother tongue language courses - at ICS within the daily schedule.)

Students in Grades 6 to 8 may be placed in EAL or Learning Support classes instead of French or Spanish, if it is deemed more suitable for them. Such decisions are always made in consultation with parents.

Grade 11 & 12 students have the option of taking Italian at Beginner’s Level (Italian ab initio) for their IB Diploma.

IB Diploma ‘Self-Taught’ Language A

In the IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11 & 12), students select their best language for study as Language A. Most world languages are available.

At ICS, English A and German A are offered as taught programmes. Students wishing to choose another language as Language A can opt to study their preferred language as a Self-Taught Language. For students who do this, ICS will provide overall supervision of their programme of study and help in finding a suitable language tutor, where possible.

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