From 17th century Italian, the term lingua franca literally means “Frankish tongue.” Historically, it was a composite language, made up of elements of Arabic, Greek, French, Italian, and Spanish. It was used as a means of communication in Mediterranean ports, which were bustling centers for trade between people from many different countries. Today, a lingua franca is any language that two or more speakers have in common and by which they can communicate efficiently.
At International School of Brooklyn, we are proud of the spaces we have dedicated to immersion in French and Spanish, as well as our community of passionate, internationally-minded learners who flourish in those spaces. The Lingua Franca serves as a publication where everyone can go to find out what is happening in school and in the larger community, delivering all ISB-related news in a common tongue.
Author Visit: Ana Aranda May 2023 Children’s book author, illustrator, muralist, and art instructor Ana Aranda, visited the Library and spoke…Read More >
Author Visit: Rodrigo Morlesin June 2023 Rodrigo Morlesin is a book designer, author, translator, and all-around children’s literature expert from Mexico…Read More >
Alumni Feature: Jonah Huapaya ‘19 and Samuel Larriere ‘18 Brooklyn to Alaska Brooklyn to Alaska is a local nonprofit organization…Read More >
Alumni Feature: Liad Ben-Eli Internship in the Science Classroom Liad Ben-Eli ‘18 attended high school at the Institute for Collaborative…Read More >
Author Visit: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond February 2023 American-Ghanaian writer and poet Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond visited ISB to talk with students…Read More >