Language Project

 

The development of language skills as a transversal axis in all areas of the curriculum has so far been fundamental. In recent years, there has been a change that requires a deep pedagogical rethink in order to respond to the new needs of students and society.

We believe in the need for our students to develop their communicative and linguistic competence to the best of their ability. The social need for students to know foreign languages ​​better leads us to work on school content in different subjects in English. The school is committed to constant improvement and the expansion of this multilingual project.

 

What aspects are worked on at each stage?

 

 

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Infant's level

  • Full Immersion: English teachers speak English to students 100% of the time.
  • Daily Exposure: 5 hours of English per week, meaning  "English every day!" Is a reality.
  • Adaptation to each level: there are “breaks” throughout the sessions, as well as “energizing” moments in which the children are motivated and take the push to continue with the English language class.
  • Learning in an enjoyable environment: English is linked to leisure time through games and songs. In the same way, learning structures and routines is worked on, which is so essential at this stage.

Primary level

  • Introduction to grammar and to more advanced English.
  • 1 extra hour of Speaking: adds one hour a week of "More English" where you work especially the area of ​​speech through recreational activities. Examples include: debates, oral presentations, games, role plays, theatre plays, dynamic scenarios.
  • Learning English culture: We work with different English-speaking countries and regions to provide students with a framework for Anglo-Saxon culture, in line with the global world in which we live.
  • 1 hour a week with a Native Speaker Assistant. Phonetics and pronunciation are worked on in small groups.

Secondary level

  • Classes by levels: (GRADED LEVELS GROUPS) Students of the same course are divided into 4 levels based on their knowledge of the English language. In this way, attention is paid to the diversity of all students who can make the most of the sessions in smaller and more homogeneous groups. Student participation is increased and the teacher can offer a more personalized education by increasing their performance.
  • Cultural Exchange: CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH LESTONNAC SCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA: In the last years of high school, students are offered the opportunity to conduct cultural exchanges with Lestonnac of Temecula California with video calls for conversation in English and exchange experiences of the two cultures.
  • Language exchange pairs with schools in England: LANGUAGE EXCHANGE with SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND. Students can practice English with a language partner from an English school on a safe and controlled platform. The student connects by video call and also plays the role of teacher as he / she speaks half an hour in Spanish and half an hour in English with his / her language partner, establishing emotional, linguistic and cultural ties.
  • Integrated content learning in English: CLIL. English language subjects from 1st year of Secondary to 4th year of Secondary: Arts and Craft, Drama or Entrepreneurship are some of the examples of subjects taught in English with the aim of increasing the number of hours dedicated to performance in the foreign language in real contexts, beyond the purely academic. Language is used as a vehicle for learning content.
  • Conversation Assistant: SPEAKING ASSISTANT SESSIONS. Students go out in groups of 4 to English language classes for 30 minutes with a conversation teacher to practice English orally in dialogues and real situations.

Baccalaureate level

  • Selectivity as a horizon: all students are prepared to obtain a good level and face the Selectivity reinforced to the maximum.
  • Group split: following the established curriculum of 3 hours per week, in Lestonnac we offer 1 hour of group split in two levels, with the aim of performing more active dynamics such as oral presentations.