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Bilingualism: A cornerstone of an IES education

Bilingualism: A cornerstone of an IES education

In an increasingly global world, we can all agree that command of English is important and that it is also crucial that our students master Swedish. This is why we run bilingual schools.

We are passionate about language learning and know that the benefits of bilingual education provide our students with so much more than the ability to thrive in a global society. Research shows that bilingualism improves cognitive abilities such as working memory and the ability to focus and reason.

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Early grading will help students

Early grading will help students

Internationella Engelska Skolan welcomes the Swedish parliament’s decision today to allow children from year four onwards to receive grades.

Four IES schools, in Eskilstuna, Karlstad, Landskrona and Täby, were part of a pilot project to examine what earlier grading would mean for younger children.

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Welcome From The Founder

To speak English "well" is not enough in today's world, writes Ms Barbara Bergström, the American science teacher who founded the English School in 1993.

Young Swedes should acquire a total inner security when speaking English. Our schools offer the best environment for achieving this. An important part of our success is that we provide a secure environment for teaching and learning. Schools should have a calm environment where teachers can teach and students learn.

These founding ideas have laid a solid ground for success. Internationella Engelska Skolan is today the largest free school organization at the compulsory level ("Grundskolan") in Sweden. Some 28 000 students attend our 39 schools around the country.

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We recruit the best teachers from around the world.

Our schools are places where teachers can teach and students can learn.  This is possible  because of the strong emphasis Internationella Engelska Skolan places on creating a safe and calm environment which is conducive to teaching and learning. That environment helps everyone to concentrate on their lessons.

All of our staff pull together to create the best learning environment through the school so that rather than using time and energy to establish the preconditions for learning, our teachers are able to step into the classroom knowing that their lessons will start on time and then run smoothly and without disruption.

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