Language Acquisition

Full Year

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” – Flora Lewis (Journalist)

Speaking another language is possible for everyone!  This course provides opportunities for students to further develop their confidence and fluency in Indonesian through a range of topics that build on their previous year’s learning. Prior knowledge of the language is valued but not essential, with a range of language-learner backgrounds and experience being catered for.

Students’ increase their ability to speak, listen, read, and write in Indonesian, as well as their skills in English and problem-solving.  This strengthens and reinforces learning from their other subjects.

A variety of cultural experiences are also provided which, along with their language skills, create inter-cultural competence for our learners – a highly sought-after attribute in the world today.


Students will be assessed using the IBMYP Criteria in the following areas:

  • Comprehending spoken and visual text
  • Comprehending written and visual text
  • Communicating in response to spoken, written and visual text
  • Using language in spoken and written form