Languages didactic

Languages didactic

NURSERY SCHOOL

The European focus of the school is expressed through the proposal of two foreign languages, English and French, in the first year of kindergarten (2-3 years).
At this age children have the natural gift of assimilating any language, using a spontaneous approach analogous to natural learning.
The proposed hours are as follows:

  • Chicks and Bears: 1 hour and a half of English and 1 hour of French per week
  • Squirrels and Hares: 4 hours of English and 1 hour of French per week

It 'important that children are motivated, attracted and delighted in being involved in a new language that can grow with them and with which they can have fun and learn.
This naturally creates a good foundation, which allows the attainment of preparation for a higher level of English and French in future years of primary school.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

The training of primary school includes the study of two foreign languages, English and French.
The number of hours dedicated is respective between 4 and 3 hours per week, during which experience and concrete activity is favored to facilitate a "real" communication; in this way, through the "global method", children progressively and naturally learn the language.

In particular, the following tools are used: group games, TPR (Total Physical Response), animated readings, songs, visual memory games, arts & crafts, etc..
For older children, grammar is inserted gradually, following a natural path similar to learning a first language.
The achievement of these objectives is promoted by the activation of a bilingualism workshop, during which the activities take place simultaneously in English and French, and the courses offered outside school hours.
The teachers also make preparations for the achievement of international certifications such as Cambridge and Delf.

CAMBRIDGE AND DELF EXAM PREPARATIONS

Afternoon courses are organized and managed by the same teachers that are present in the morning. Their purpose is to further the preparations and set up the Cambridge and Delf. exams.
Both of these certifications are structured according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference for knowledge of languages), which is a standardized system for describing the level of knowledge of foreign languages in Europe.
The CEFR is structured into three areas of expertise (base, autonomy and mastery) and six levels, each of which describes in detail the ability to understand and produce language.
The Montessori school is one of few in the area that prepares children "under 10" for the first level of competence (A-"base") and its two levels: A1 (baseline) and A2 (elementary level), and for the Cambridge exam for the KET for schools (A2/B1).
Normally, these early levels are accessed by children of middle school grade level and / or higher.


English language

STORY TIME COURSE
This course is dedicated to teaching younger children to speak English through creativity and imagination, listening to and inventing stories old and new. The course takes place at school 1 hour a week.

The CAMBRIDGE EXAM PREPARATION COURSES

  • STARTERS course        A1 baseline level
  • MOVERS course           A1 baseline level
  • FLYERS course            A2 elementary level
  • KET for schools           A2/B1


French language

LES PETITES CHEF COURSE
Cooking Course conducted "purely" in French for simultaneous fun and learning.

Preparation course for the DELF PRIM EXAM

  • Level A1
  • Level A2

 

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