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International and more international

Amhariska, italienska, pashto, grekiska, ryska, kinesiska, polska, spanska….detta är bara några av de över 30-talet hemspråk som vi har undervisning i här på IES Nacka.

Att ha tillgång till flera språk är en fin gåva som är väl värd att underhålla och utveckla – och det är just det som sker på hemspråkslektionerna.  

Vi har många elever och externa lärare som kommer, speciellt på måndag-och torsdagsmorgnarna för undervisning. Modersmålsklasserna sker alltid utanför det ordinarie schemat för att inte ta tid från de ordinarie ämnena eller från de också så viktiga lunchtimmen eller rasterna.


Det är intressant det man kan läsa om hemspråkets roll hos Skolverket:

“Syftet med undervisningen är att ge eleven möjlighet att utveckla kunskaper i och om sitt språk. Modersmålet har stor betydelse för barns språk, identitets-, personlighets- och tankeutveckling.”

Samt att forskare har funnit att tvåspråkiga förskolebarn är bättre än sina enspråkiga kamrater på att fokusera på en uppgift samtidigt som de ska ignorera distraherande faktorer.

Bara goda möjligheter – även om man missar en sovmorgon i veckan.


Amharic, Italian, Pashto, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Polish, Spanish ... these are just some of the over 30 languages ​​that we teach here at IES Nacka.

Having access to several languages ​​is a great gift that is well worth maintain and develop - and that's just what happens at the mother tongue lessons.

We have many students and external teachers who come, especially on Monday and Thursday mornings for their mother tongue classes. These lessons are always outside the regular schedule, so as not to take time from the regular subjects or from the so important lunch hours or breaks.

You can find interesting reading at Skolverket (The National Agency for Education): "The purpose of the teaching is to give the student the opportunity to develop knowledge in and about his language. The mother tongue is of great importance for children's language, identity, personality and thought development."  

And researchers have found that bilingual pre-school children are better than their mono-lingual peers to focus on a task while ignoring distracting factors.

So here we have great possibilities - even if you miss a lie-in morning.


iGCSE English as a First Language Exams in Week 42



Our hall in Nacka will not be empty for long as the iGCSE First Language Exams start next Monday. The workshops which have run each week from Week 34 finish with the final workshops on Wednesday and Friday this week. The topic for the workshops this week is top tips and time management. Out of the 42 students who signed up to take this most prestigious examination, most students have attended the workshops and worked hard over the last eight weeks. On Monday 9.15-11.15am, students will sit the Reading Paper and on Wednesday 9.15-11.15am, they will sit the Writing Composition Paper. This is a challenging examination which is marked by British examiners and the results will be published in January 2019.

For more information see their website.

We want to wish our committed students good luck in the exams! 

Ms Davies, Head of English IES Nacka

Celebrating the 2018 European Day of Languages at IES Nacka

In commemoration of the European Day of Languages, IES Nacka has hosted a series of events throughout the school which were aimed at raising awareness about foreign language learning and linguistic diversity. The school believes this is a fantastic opportunity to help students realize the value of acquiring a foreign language.


The Modern Language Department has organized an initiative in which year 9 students were invited to take part in year 6 language lessons. More specifically, some year 9 students volunteered to teach a year 6 lesson where they had to ask basic questions and test how much the younger kids knew about the objects in the classroom.


In addition, a year 6 student volunteered to teach basic Japanese words to her classmates, and afterwards, we had a group discussion about the difficulty of learning a language with characters, the difference between formal and informal register, and other cultural differences.


Finally, the school’s library hosted a "Favorite Word Competition". Throughout the whole week, students were welcome to go to the library and vote for their favorite words in Swedish, English, Spanish, French or any other language of their choice. Those who wanted an extra challenge could even pick an idiom, or read aloud a tongue twister before voting.


A raffle took place on Friday and the winners got the following prizes:

1st place: 2 cinema tickets

2nd place: 100 kr worth Akademibokhandeln gift card

3rd place: A selection of books from the library


Happy EDL!


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