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International School of London

Languages in MYP

Within the Middle Years Programme, all students take three languages as part of the curriculum. The options are tailored around the students’ personal language portraits (home languages and previous schooling languages). 

Japanese student making a poster with Japanese letters
Language Option 1
*Home Language / Mother Tongue

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

Language Option 2
English Language & Literature
English Language Acquisition
Language Option 3
Language Acquisition (French, Spanish or Mandarin)
Or English Language Learning (for students who are new to English) 
Or *Home Language / Mother Tongue  

English Language Learning

The ELL Programme works with MYP students for whom English is not their dominant/strongest academic language. ELL teachers work closely with subject teachers (Maths, Science, Individuals & Societies, Design, Arts, PE) to meet the English language acquisition needs of the students.

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Language Acquisition

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.

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