Additional Languages: French or Spanish
In addition to learning English and German, a third language is compulsory from grades 6–9. Our students have a choice of two additional languages, French or Spanish, starting in grade 6. This choice is supported by a demonstration lesson, which provides students with a general idea of the sounds and basic structures of the language.
In grade 10 students may drop this third language subject, once they have considered the courses they will be taking in the two following years.
The language curriculum focuses on oral and written communication, as well as in the cultural aspects of the target language. The courses provide students with a strong foundation and a smooth transition into the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in grades 11 and 12, for students who choose to study modern languages in the IB.
In grade 11 students may choose from two to three different language courses, which will be taken and completed during the duration of the program. Admission to these subjects is based on the student’s career choice and their performance in grade 10.
Language Option: Mandarin
Through our partnership with the Hanyuan Chinese School, we offer Mandarin lessons on the ISR campus for native and non-native speakers.
French Courses in France
The French Department at ISR is in touch with a very competent French language school, Azurlingua, located in Nice, in the French Riviera. This school, which was awarded a quality label by the French government, offers challenging French courses and also accommodation for the students between the ages of 13–17 years. The courses run from March to October 2015 with the summer courses running from 28th June to 22nd August.