Language Institute

Welcome to the Language Institute - Mother Tongue and Language Acquisition Programmes

The IB is the DNA of GWA. Intercultural understanding involves recognizing and reflecting on one’s own perspective, as well as the perspectives of others. In our own highly diverse international community the learning of, not only another language, but the preservation and understanding of one’s mother tongue is critical. 

Mother Tongue Programme for Grades 1-6

There are 12 mother tongue languages offered in Grades 1-6 integrated in the School timetable at no additional cost. The languages are:

The Early Years Language Acquisition Programme for PreK, KG1 and KG2

At no additional cost our Pre-K, KG1 and KG2 students will have the opportunity to enroll in:

-       French, Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic beginner classes

-       Russian and Dutch Mother Tongue language

Paid After School Language Programme for Grades 1-8

Second Language acquisition: Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Hindi

Mother Tongue languages: French, Italian, Turkish and Swedish

After School Activities are at an additional cost, please contact the Language Institute for further information: languageasst_gwa@gemsedu.com