Teaching the IB in your language

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International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes of education are currently offered in three languages.

These are:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Schools can provide full teaching and assessment in these languages.

There are varied levels of support for programme implementation in other languages, and some individual subjects may be available in additional languages as part of a specific governmental or private collaboration.

For information on the languages supported, please read the IB language policy (PDF, 408 KB).

To speak further about whether a specific language is supported in your area, please contact the IB Global Centre in your region.

The three IB Global Centres cover Africa, Europe and Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.

How does the IB choose which languages it supports?

The level of support given in each language is reviewed on a regular basis. 

If certain conditions are met, the level of support may be increased or decreased. The process for making decisions on this is also outlined in the IB language policy (PDF, 408 KB).

The IB aims to provide high quality materials and services in all supported languages.

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