Mother-tongue languages in the IB Diploma Programme

All LISA students have to declare a first language. This can either be German, English or one of the 51 recognized IB languages. Students who have German or English as a first language will receive an appropriate course during school time. Students who have another first language will receive support by the school to maintain their mother tongue abilities on an academic level so that they can complete the IB Diploma Programme. All exams, with the exception of the languages are in English.

Example 1: For example a student who only speaks Mandarin Chinese as a first language and English will receive:
a. Tutoring support to maintain the Chinese ability
b. English as a foreign language lessons in school
c. A German as a foreign language beginner’s course in school

When neither German nor English is of high enough level (mother tongue and academic level) we sometimes are able to offer the new student an alternative mother tongue course in the following languages:

 Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish. 

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