Mother Tongue Programmes
In keeping with the IB philosophy, maintenance of mother tongue is encouraged and supported at SSIS. We recognize that continuing to develop the students’ mother tongue and literacy skills in their home language supports the development of their English language skills.
Presently we offer the following mother tongue programs as part of the curriculum: German, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
In addition, working with our community members, we facilitate mother tongue programs by providing classroom space for external tutors to deliver instruction, either face-to-face or online. Tutors are employed and compensated by the parents of the students involved in the program. Through this programme we have supported languages such as French, Czech, Dutch and Swedish.
We are happy to consider further mother tongue language options should there be a need and request. Aside from these programs, mother tongue options are available for school supported self-taught IB Diploma Language A Literature on availability of a tutor.