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  • Truly International

    With over 70 nationalities, we are a diverse and welcoming school which prepares students to succeed anywhere in the world

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  • Globally-Respected Curricula

    We are the only school in Madrid to offer all three International Baccalaureate Programmes in English

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  • Learning to Love Learning

    We believe in helping a child to discover and pursue their passions, whether that’s in the classroom, on the pitch or on stage

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  • A Passion for Teaching

    Our teachers are dedicated to delivering high-quality education, and to helping every child reach their potential

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    The school year is packed with activities and achievements. Celebrate them with us

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    Our students love coming to school. Get in touch with us and we can talk about how we can make your child’s school days special

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Mother Tongue Language Day Celebration 2020

Our multiculturalism has been on full display this week as we celebrate International Mother Tongue Language Day!

Language Passport Mother Tongue Language day 2020

First of all, here are a few fun facts about languages at ICS:

  • We have students from over 70 nationalities at our school.
  • Foreign languages taught at native level this year: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Dutch, Lithuanian, Italian, Romanian, Hebrew, Spanish, French and English.

 

Mother Tongue language Day 2020 writing activity student work Japan to Spain Japanese Spanish English Mother Tongue Language Day Celebrations 2020 Two Primary students reading Hebrew

To celebrate our rich language diversity, as well as become aware of what home languages mean to us, our school celebrated International Mother Tongue Language Day on Tuesday 11th February. The English as an Additional Language (EAL) department organised many different activities, including:

  • Language quotes in the entrance to the Primary school to spark deep conversations.
  • Displays with students’ work that put their home languages front and centre. This activity showed how students are using their home languages to construct meaning, to inquire and elicit prior knowledge.
Mother Tongue Language Day Celebrations 2020 brother and sister writing and reading Hebrew Mother Tongue Language Day 2020 Secondary Language Fair poster Mother Tongue Language Day 2020 Secondary Language Fair flags

Secondary students and staff also took part in this celebration by making a language passport, exploring a mother language fair and rocking out to multilingual karaoke.

 

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How does your family celebrate their multilingualism?

Mother Tongue Language Day 2020 Secondary languages poster Hebrew Ukrainian Japanese Mother Tongue Language Day 2020 our home languages display bulletin board student activity in different languages ICS EAL dep