Here at Eurocolegio Casvi we want to instil an international mentality in our pupils and make them capable of communicating in different languages in different, real and close contexts both within and beyond the classroom. To do so, we teach them to express themselves in two languages: English and French.
Taught from 2 years of age. In the first stage the focus is on learning phrases and vocabulary, following the different units of inquiry, and sounds using the phonetic method based on Jolly Phonics, together with materials prepared by the teachers themselves. They learn this in play-oriented, dynamic and participative manner with games, songs and sheets. This way they improve their oral and written understanding and expression naturally. What’s more, the centre offers two psychomotricity sessions per week in English.
French is taught as a second foreign language from 1st year Middle School by bilingual and native teachers. There are two hours per week. Each class is divided in two small groups to focus on oral and written expression.
So, through practical activities, students learn vocabulary, improve pronunciation and explore the culture and traditions, history and geography of France.
From Primary to Baccalaureate, pupils work in small groups in which pupils have specific conversation classes with the aim of improving fluency and spontaneity through role-plays and presentation of other projects.
We also work on this international mentality with a week-long French food festival and by recreating the traditional festivals of English-speaking countries. Pupils experience first-hand the traditions that have been introduced to our society such as Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, etc.
This gives our pupils an advantage in the future and we also offer them the opportunity to present for the English tests of the University of Cambridge (PET, First Certificate and Advanced); and they will soon have the opportunity to certify their level of French with the DELF.