EIS is authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation as an IB World School. Our IB programme is divided into the Primary Years Programme (Grades 1–5), the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6–10), and the Diploma Programme (Grades 11–12). The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB is world renowned for its high academic standards, commitment to multiculturalism and focus on developing skills that will prepare students for success in future educational endeavours and life in a global world. To learn more about the IB, visit


EIS’s Vision Narrative states the following regarding languages:

Our multi-lingual community enjoys learning languages because they understand the role they play in appreciating individual cultural identity, promoting intellectual growth and providing intercultural awareness. We enthusiastically support the safeguarding of home languages and the acquisition of new languages as a core value of our school.  We believe that a propensity to language acquisition (which can be established even in very young students) and an understanding of why language is such a treasured element of culture, are attributes that will allow students to flourish in and contribute to a multicultural world.

Every teacher at the European International School HCMC is a teacher of language and every member of the learning community plays a significant role in language development.  At EIS, languages are valued for their cultural significance, their role in personal identity, their contribution to cognitive growth and for the sheer pleasure they bring.  Language is the major connecting element across our curriculum. It is necessary not only to learn languages but also to learn about languages and through languages.

EIS promotes the maintenance and development of home language as being crucial for cognitive development and cultural identity. We recognise it is essential to have a strong foundation in one’s home language, as it facilitates the acquisition of other languages. EIS provides opportunities for students to acquire new languages as a means to supporting the development of multilingual, internationally minded global citizen.

Home Languages:





(Many students are also able to continue their mother language / home language through our Home Language Support Programme.)

Languages of Acquisition (for 2017-18):

English (Toddler - Grade 12)

German (K2 - Grade 12)

French (K2 - grade 7)

Spanish (Grade 7 - 10)


additional languages available


Dutch School as mother language for after school activities


Russian School as mother language for after school activities


nationalities throughout the school

What We Offer

Learning Support
Learning Support
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After School Activities
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