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International School of London


ISL promotes multilingualism as a fundamental element of intercultural understanding and international-mindedness. In line with our ethos, our Languages Programme is carefully designed to meet the diverse language needs of all our students.   

Within the Diploma Years Programme, all students take a minimum of two languages, with the option of taking three.  The options are tailored around the students’ personal language portraits (home languages and previous schooling languages). 

Language 1

*Languages A (Home Language/Mother Tongue) 

Or Language B (Mandarin, Spanish or French) 
Or *Language B (other languages) 
Language 2
English A
English B

*Note that some language options will come at an additional cost, depending on the class size. 

Optional Language 3

*Languages A (Home Language/Mother Tongue) 

*Language B (other languages) 
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Diploma College Japanese Class

Languages A (Home Language/Mother Tongue)

ISL promotes multilingualism as a fundamental part of increasing intercultural understanding and international-mindedness. In line with our ethos, our language programmes are carefully designed to meet the diverse language needs of all our students.

Languages B

MYP students are given the opportunity to acquire an additional language, in addition to English and Home Language / Mother Tongue. The additional languages we offer are French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.   

Other languages are possible on special request. 


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Academic English

The Academic English Programme works with DP students for whom English is not their dominant/strongest academic language.  Specialist teachers work closely with language demands of the programme to meet the English language acquisition needs of the students. 


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