Our language and Spanish departments offer all students the opportunity to develop their communicative skills in Spanish, English and French. Our main purpose is that they can value other cultures and be part of the global world.
English and French are taught with a methodology framed in a model of concept-based learning, which instills in students lifelong learning. Since our students initiate their contact with the foreign language, they develop their oral and written skills in a natural way. The English process starts in preschool and ends in grade eleven (it is part of the three PYP, MYP and DP programs).
In addition, we generate spaces led by the student community, where each student has the possibility of putting into practice the knowledge acquired and living the Anglophone and French-speaking cultures. Our students also participate in spelling bee and creative writing competitions with other institutions in the country and celebrate the language and francophone weeks at the institution.
Buckingham students adopt English from preschool to eleventh grade reaching one of the highest levels in the country, allowing them to develop more competitively in an international environment. Learn more about our English training, here .
Between the sixth and ninth grades, our students receive training in French as a third language , Developing skills around the reading comprehension, oral comprehension, oral expression and written expression according to their level. Discover how our students acquire skills in the use and understanding of the French language, here .
Foreign students who join our community have a special support program that allows them to learn the Spanish language and develop the communication skills necessary to use the language in academic processes. For native speakers of Spanish, we also have plans that seek to maximize their abilities to meet their academic and personal goals and interests. Learn more about differentiated development by skills according to the needs of our students, here .