ISD - The International School of Dakar

Modern Languages

At ISD, the Modern Language Department provides a dynamic and comprehensive language program. We believe that learning another language and culture is essential for well rounded education and is needed to live and participate in a pluralistic society.  It allows for the development of higher level thinking skills, reinforces skills learned and knowledge acquired in all content areas, and opens up a wider perspective on the world as a whole.

The Modern Language Department works as a single team from Grades K – 12 to provide an integrated program for optimal learning.  Our French program is as follows.

Elementary
 

Kindergarten/1st grade

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Native
2nd/3rd Grade Beginner Intermediate Advanced Native
4th/5th Grade Beginner Intermediate Advanced Native
Middle School
  • All three grades (6th, 7th, and 8th) are together, divided according to level: I, II, III, IV, Native.
High School
  • French: All the grades (9th – 12th) are together, divided according to level: I, II, III, AP French Language.
  • Spanish: All the grades (9th – 12th) are together, divided according to level: I, II, III.

The Modern Language Curriculum is based on the AERO (American Education Reaches Out) standards.