Multilingualism AT Fontenebro – A KEY aspect of global competence

The role of communication skills in becoming effective global citizens

The focus on English communication skills at Fontenebro School is a central part of our students’ learning experience. Clearly there are academic benefits, such as the impressive Cambridge results our students achieve year after year, but this is largely a secondary reason why the school wants to develop these communication skills with the emphasis on an additional language. Primarily, we want to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be global citizens, and multilingualism plays a key role.

Our International School in Madrid has implemented two international curricula: the International Primary Curriculum and the International Middle Years Secondary Curriculum. Both focus on international mindedness, so our students are developing a mindset that will help them to be respectful global citizens in the future.