Bilingual education and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) share a common goal of developing well-rounded, global-minded students who are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world.
The PYP is designed to foster the development of a range of skills that are transferable across disciplines and contexts, and bilingual education can play an important role in developing many of these skills. These skills include; communication skills (listening, speaking, and presenting), social skills (such as cooperation and collaboration) and self-management skills (such as organisation and self-management).
By developing these skills through bilingual education and the PYP approaches to learning, students become more well-rounded and adaptable learners. They are better able to understand and navigate different cultural and linguistic contexts, and they are equipped with the tools they need to be successful in any learning environment.