Our goal is for students to become academically bilingual in Spanish and English and to develop basic communication skills in Mandarin. Studying multiple languages nurtures international-mindedness and compliments the skills students are building through the International Baccalaureate programs. Our Spanish language immersion program begins with our preschool students, a strategic time for language acquisition. Young children are still building their brain architecture and can more easily acquire multilingual skills through their daily classroom interactions. As students progress at Magellan, language skill development is focused on all foundational linguistic skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.