World Languages at JQUS
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
"Learning to speak another’s language means taking one’s place in the human community. It means reaching out to others across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Language is far more than a system to be explained. It is our most important link to the world around us. Language is culture in motion. It is people interacting with people."
Savignon (1983)Consistent with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, language acquisition courses are designed to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate successfully in an environment where the language studied is spoken. This process encourages the learner to go beyond the confines of the classroom, expanding an awareness of the world and fostering respect for cultural diversity.
MYP Courses offered (Grades 6-10)Grade 6 - IB MYP Mandarin or Spanish Year 1
Grade 7 - IB MYP Mandarin or Spanish Year 2
Grade 8 - IB MYP Mandarin or Spanish Year 3
Grade 9 - IB MYP Mandarin or Spanish Year 4
Grade 10 - IB MYP Mandarin or Spanish Year 5
DP Courses offered (Grades 11-12)Grade 11 & 12 - IB DP Mandarin or Spanish