SPANISH, ENGLISH, MANDARIN CHINESE
At Magellan, our students experience a vibrant multilingual learning model, with Spanish immersion and English and Mandarin Chinese instruction. 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.
Magellan students spend 50-80% of their day immersed in Spanish
Our students develop fluency and learn to read, write, speak and understand Spanish.
Through intensive English instruction, Magellan students build grade level language skills
Students explore literary genres and create a variety of texts. Starting at age 3, they make presentations in both English and Spanish.
Magellan students begin studying Mandarin Chinese in 3rd grade
Utilizing the Pinyin and Chinese Simplified Characters, students learn to exchange everyday thoughts, ideas and information in Mandarin.
Language learning by grade
661M worldwide speakers
460M native speakers
Official language in 28 countries
379M native speakers
Official language in 36 countries
917M native speakers
Official language in 21 countries
of Language Inmersion
Magellan International School is an official, authorized testing site for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), the HSK Chinese Proficiency Test. Testing is offered throughout the year to Magellan students as well as those from the Austin area and beyond to validate and certify the level of language learning.