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At IFS, we genuinely believe that a multilingual education serves and prepares our students in the best possible way for their futures. The cognitive benefits of a multilingual education are numerous and essential for student development. Superior abilities to concentrate, solve problems and focus, better mental flexibility and multitasking skills are just some of the tangible advantages IFS students have over their monolingual peers. In addition, at IFS, we use languages as a lens to help students understand other cultures, think with a global perspective, and navigate the broader world around them.
We have developed several language streams for students at different proficiency, competencies and interests. These streams are designed to be flexible. Students can change and move across streams depending on their educational development and focus.
French, English, Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Latin
DNB in 3ème (grade 9)
IGCSE in 2nde (grade 10) in International Section
IELTS in 1ère (grade 11)
French Baccalaureate (certificate of secondary education A-level) in Terminale (grade 12) Classic Stream and European Option
OIB in Terminale (grade 12) International Section
Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)
The HSK is a Chinese standardized test of Standard Chinese (Mandarin) language proficiency for non-native speakers, such as foreign students and overseas Chinese. The HSK is recognised worldwide and is certified by the Education Ministry of the People’s Republic of China.
At IFS this certificate is offered to Grade 6 and Grade 10 students.
The Goethe-Zertifikat is an internationally recognized exam of German language ability. The exam comprises reading, listening, writing and speaking sections and demonstrate that you have a basic knowledge of German.
Upon completion, students will be issued with an official and internationally recognized certificate corresponding to the level reached under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language or DELE)
The Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) are official Spanish language proficiency diplomas, organised by the Instituto Cervantes and granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
The DELE exams are designed following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and the Manual to relate examinations to the CEFR , both works of the Council of Europe.
DELE diplomas are recognized internationally and enjoy great prestige, not only among public and private educational institutions and authorities but also in the business world and between chambers of commerce. They are an official guarantee in the evaluation and certification of language proficiency in Spanish.
English Test (APTIS)
The Aptis test is a flexible English language test that enables us to assess English language proficiency. Aptis is an accurate and efficient assessment tool that is used to test all four English language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing).
Run by the British Council, Aptis for Teens is a general English language test aimed at 13-17-year-olds. It has been designed to meet the needs of younger language learners in developing their English language.
Diploma of French Language Studies (DELF)
Organized and delivered by the French Ministry of Education, the DELF diploma assessing students level in French language proficiency and are internationally recognized.
Two versions exist, the DELF Junior (13 to 17 years old) and Prim (8 to 12 years old). These tests are run in collaboration with the Alliance Française.
Please note that options will be opened only if we have a minimum of 8 students.
EMILE / CLIL for some hours taught in English in Primary school
Teaching of a subject of the programme in a foreign language (mathematics, history, music, Physical education, etc.).
As parents, we mean to commit to this path till the end, to ensure psychological continuity and stability for our precocious child.