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Supporting Mother Tongue

Supporting Mother Tongue

The IBO recommends that from at least the age of 7, all students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) have the opportunity to learn more than one language. At Magic Years International School, we nurture the development of complex language from the early years. We recognize the importance of bilingualism and strengthening our students’ home languages while at the same time learning the school’s medium of instruction in English.

Research shows that children who have a strong foundation in their home language are more successful at school than monolinguals and enjoy a greater feeling of self-worth and identity.UNESCO

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