International School Manila

Integrity - Service - Merit

Modern Languages

We seek to provide an environment where students feel confident to take risks while exploring the complex process of acquiring a new language. The Modern Languages courses are carefully sequenced from Middle School to High School. Functional themes and situations are mastered first, followed by more academic themes in the High School. The program focuses on the interpersonal, interpretive and presentation modes of communication. Throughout the program, the language-study process is used as a vehicle to discover connections between the target language’s culture and the student’s own culture and language. Assessment is carried out through a variety of tasks including homework, quizzes, writing exercises, oral presentations, skits, movies and interviews. Communication and conversation drive our instructional approach.