Home and Family Language
YIS is committed to developing and supporting all multilingual learners and central to this is the growth of students’ Home and Family Language. Language is our connection to our culture, our identity, our family and our friends. It is our way of making sense of the world and our intercultural community. Over 90% of our students speak 2 or more languages. Our student body has over 20 different languages they access and over 70% communicate in more than one language on a daily basis.
Working with our community members, we facilitate Home and Family Language programs in several languages by providing classroom space and resources, as well as helping to arrange for teachers to deliver instruction. The teachers are employed and compensated by the parents of the students involved in the program.
The language courses provided through our Home and Family Language program are available in the menu on the left side of this page. Courses will be added as they become available.