Escuela Bilingüe Internacional lower school students begin learning in two languages during their elementary school years. Our lower school students not only are able to learn two languages, but they often excel in a bilingual environment. The challenge of learning two languages has been shown to increase mental development in such skill areas as multi-tasking, problem solving, and creativity.
In kindergarten and first grade, our students have one hour of English instruction per day and the rest of their instruction is in Spanish. From second grade onwards, students have a half day of instruction in English and a half day of instruction in Spanish. Starting in the third grade, students also receive conversational Mandarin classes two times a week. Students are encouraged to use the language of instruction in each classroom with their teachers and peers. During their free time, they have the opportunity to use the language of their choice.