German is taught at Eurecole as a foreign language as well as a mother tongue. Our classes are made up of small groups that allow students to progress and teachers to teach in a differentiated way, according to the level and needs of the student. For mother tongue students, we follow a summary of the German and Austrian national education programs.
As with all languages at Eurecole, the teachers are native speakers. We pass on the language and also the culture and traditions of Germany and other German-speaking countries, especially Austria.
During a German course, through often playful strategies, we use picture cards, songs and often role-playing games to stimulate the visual and auditory memory of the students. We alternate guided expression phases and language bath phases. Interaction and active practice of the language by the student are at the center of the teaching and provide the foundation of our method. The written part is less important, but is nevertheless important since all language exams involve a written part.
We focus on the lively character of the classes, encouraging students’ curiosity and dynamic exchanges within the class. From the age of the first kindergarten section, the pupils, who are frequently solicited and actively involved during each class, thus acquire a knowledge of the German language. As they progress through their schooling at Eurécole, they build a rich vocabulary and improve their expression and knowledge of grammar. This learning allows them to master the German language and to be enthusiastic actors of plurilingualism.
English teaching is fully bilingual for our kindergarten students. The PS and MS classes operate on a French/English time parity basis. Each class has two teachers, one French-speaking and one English-speaking, who share the programs and teaching time. Pre-mathematics and pre-reading are taught in both languages, and students benefit from two different approaches. The two teachers are in constant consultation with each other to ensure consistency.
In elementary school, our students benefit from 5 to 6 hours of English instruction per week, taught by American and British teachers. Certain subjects such as history, geography, science and literature are taught in English.
Students in EMT (English Mother Tongue) groups receive instruction equivalent to what they would receive in an English-speaking country. The British and American teaching materials used enable teachers to develop the reading, reading comprehension and writing skills of native English-speaking students.
Intermediate level students (ESL, English as a Second Language) receive instruction to bring them up to the level of native English speakers as soon as possible.
The teaching of Spanish at Eurecole is taught by native teachers. Starting in kindergarten, students are immersed daily in a linguistic and cultural bath. Thanks to an innovative pedagogy, students are able to acquire a vocabulary that will gradually allow them to structure their thoughts, curiosity and expression with ease.
In addition to the linguistic aspect, students acquire skills in graphic design, motor skills, and socialization. They discover the pleasure of hearing the sounds and practicing the Spanish language.
The teachers in charge of teaching Spanish offer their students fun activities through authentic, varied and adapted to the needs and maturity level of the children. This is an interactive teaching method in which priority is given to comprehension and oral language activities such as continuous or interactive speaking.
Small groups allow each student to become actively involved in learning Spanish. Thanks to a differentiated pedagogy, the Spanish teachers accompany their students by adapting the courses to each student.
French as a Foreign Language (FLE) is the French language when taught to non-French speakers for cultural, professional, touristic or academic purposes. Each year, we welcome at Eurécole about 10% of non-French speaking students who will benefit from our savoir-faire by receiving from a teacher trained to teach FLE a daily private lesson centered on oral language, with a method adapted to their needs as allophone students aiming to obtain a certification in FLE by level.
In addition to a differentiated pedagogy in the classroom, our students continue to benefit from these one-on-one FLE classes until the written acquisitions (conjugation, spelling, syntax) are well established. This generally takes from six months to a year depending on the child.