At Bloom Sarajevo Schools, all children are taught in at least two languages, starting in the preschool community.
Longstanding research has established that children can easily absorb more than one language spoken to them regularly, and are most competent to do so in early years. The acquisition of additional languages is a developmental advantage; it enhances their cognitive competences with a lifelong effect.
Exposure to more than one language is achieved through lessons taught in the English language, the local languages, as well as French and German.
The mother tongue, where different, is reinforced when possible through special reading programs (including via parental involvement) and by ensuring that exploration of linguistic diversity is built into the curricular coverage of literature, language and culture, with a strong emphasis on languages spoken by individual children in the school.