The Tandem International Multilingual Curriculum for primary students is based on both Swiss and international programmes with a strong focus on learning languages and on enquiring about different themes. We enable children to broaden their world perspectives in an interactive way. They learn the need to understand and respect other cultures as well as explore various ways of applying this knowledge. We are accredited by the canton of Zurich’s educational authorities and follow Zurich’s curriculum guidelines and holiday structure. Throughout the year, the students are assessed regularly by their teachers to help them reach high standards.
At Primary School level, our goal is for each child to acquire fluency in English and German, both orally and in written form. Children learn to read, write, speak and comprehend. They actively engage in language switching and compare their thoughts in different languages. The acquired multilingual switching skill provide not only a greater cognitive development but they also develop the child’s social and global understandings. Students are tested using both standardised English and German tests throughout their Primary School years to assess their language skills. Additionally, they receive classes in French starting in the first grade and are given the opportunity to take the DELF exams beginning in Grade 3 to assess their French language levels.