McAuliffe International School offers Spanish, French and Mandarin in our World Languages program. Students choose their preferred language of study during our course selection process once they are enrolled and must be proficient in literacy and math to participate. In addition to gaining proficiency in another language, the courses aim to develop respect for other cultures and a lifelong interest in and enjoyment of language.
Review the IB MYP Language Acquisition brief here.
Levels of study are as follows:
Beginner French 1a – students have never studied French before
Intermediate French 1b – students have studied French for 1 or 2 years
Advanced French 2a – students have studied French for 2 or 3 years Fluent French 2b– students speak French fluently (this course is taught by a private teacher and is tuition-based).
Beginner Spanish 1a – students have never studied Spanish before
Intermediate Spanish 1b – students studied Spanish for 1 or 2 years
Advanced Spanish 2a– students studied Spanish for 2 or 3 years Fluent Spanish 2b- students speak Spanish fluently
Beginner Mandarin 1a– students have never studied Mandarin Intermediate Mandarin 1b– students studied Mandarin for 1 year Advanced Mandarin 2a- students studied Mandarin for 2 years
Fluent Mandarin 2b – students speak Mandarin fluently