Departamento de Idiomas

 

The English Department of the Instituto de las Americas Bilingüe Plantel Vallarta, is responsible for providing a high quality English Program to Maternal, Preeschool, Elementary and Middle School.

Our commitment is to ensure that students become proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the English language through interactive, engaging activities

We focus on impeccable grammar and pronunciation in English. Children are provided with a well-rounded curriculum, including Science, Math, Social Studies and Physical Education in English, along with language specific activities.

Parents receive a Monthly Guide with the themes, content, vocabulary and memory work covered in English each month.

We work enthusiastically in preparing our IADC – Interactive Demonstration Class every year, inviting parents to enjoy and participate in a morning’s worth of activities with their children.

The English Department is committed to assisting English speaking families in every way, providing translation of calendars, memos, and meetings when necessary.

Our highly qualified and professional English team motivates, encourages and inspires children to learn English by creating a fun, active and secure learning environment. Teachers are continuously being updated on new modern tendencies in education.

Techniques for communication and information are included as a part of our curricula. Our classrooms are provided with electronic boards, computers and projectors.

OUR COMMITMENT

With more than 20 years of experience in the educational field, in 2006 Instituto de las Americas Bilingüe initiates operations in Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico providing with high standards in education, humanistic, integral and bilingual programs structured in a professional approach.

Bilingual, multicultural, mixed, personalized and secular, from Maternal to Middle School, we are an international school that promotes the knowledge and love for Mexico and the environment all over the world. Ecologist awareness and care for our planet is a priority in our programs.

At IAB Dr. Howard Gardner´s theories inspire us as we share his thoughts:

“I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place. Knowledge is not the same as morality, but we need to understand if we are to avoid past mistakes and move in productive directions. An important part of that understanding is knowing who we are and what we can do…”

Howard Gardner – a life

Howard Gardner was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1943. His parents were from Nürenberg in Germany. Howard Gardner’s interest in psychology and the social sciences grew (his senior thesis was on a new California retirement community) and he graduated summa cum laude in 1965.

Then he began to read the work of Claude Levi-Strauss and Jean Piaget in more detail. He entered Harvard’s doctoral programme in 1966, and in the following year became part of the Project Zero research team on arts education (with which he has remained involved to the present). Howard Gardner completed his PhD in 1971 (his dissertation was on style sensitivity in children). He remained at Harvard. Alongside his work with Project Zero (he now co-directs it with David Perkins) he was a lecturer (1971-1986) and then professor in education (1986- ). His first major book, The Shattered Mind appeared in 1975 and some fifteen have followed. Howard Gardner is currently Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and adjunct professor of neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.