« What is the point of learning languages? »
The need for communication is instinctive and the development of language is essential to our satisfaction.
Language supports and enriches our thinking and understanding.
It is everywhere in the world that we live in, and is socially constructed, depending on the nature and quantity of our relationships and social interactions.
Language plays a vital role in the development of our senses.
It empowers children and gives them an intellectual framework to support their conceptual development and critical thinking.
In the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), we believe that language education must be correlated to the experiences of our children, their needs and interests, rather than a predetermined, normative model of language teaching.