Daily Leveled Instruction

As an IB world school we value languages to foster global citizens with a world of opportunity. Chinese and Spanish are two of the most widely spoken languages globally. We offer these two languages as an integral part of our daily core curriculum from age five until graduation. For additional recognition, students also have the option of pursuing a bilingual IB diploma.

We employ over 13 native speaking modern language expert faculty to support a combined 48 levels of Mandarin and Spanish, ensuring that students have personalized language support.

Our comprehensive language curriculum fosters:

  • speaking
  • listening
  • writing (simple construction to complex essays)
  • cultural understanding 
  • presentation skills and confidence!



How are the classes structured?

Students receive forty minutes of language instruction each day which includes speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition to the core language skills, students will explore topics related to inquiry units in their homeroom classes. To gain a deeper understanding of the language, they learn more about the culture through a variety of research projects and develop confidence through presentations.

Do all classes study at the same level?

No, at Stamford we use a personalized learning approach in all our subject areas. Students are assessed in Mandarin and Spanish and progress through proficiency levels to ensure that they are challenged appropriately, improving their ability to use and master the language.

What if my child wants to study another language?

In high school students can pursue additional languages with a self-study approach supported by faculty. This is for students who may already speak additional languages and wish to gain course credit or additional diploma recognition

See our Language Programs in Action

  • Our Mandarin Curriculum
    Learn more about our Mandarin program from our highly experienced faculty and what makes our Mandarin Program unique.
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  • Why We Teach
    Hear why our experienced faculty share why they love coming to teach at Stamford each day.
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Daily Options -
Chinese or Spanish


Bilingual Program -
Chinese & English


Proficiency Levels
In Chinese