Language offers

In accordance with the mission of the French Schools in the AEFE network to follow a policy of openness regarding the language and culture of the host country, the LIFV implements, starting the 2020 academic year an adapted and reinforced course in foreign languages (PARLE) which starts in cycle 3.

In addition to English, 5 modern languages (Lithuanian, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian) are taught in the school, at the students’ choice.

LITHUANIAN

All the pupils of Nursery and Primary School follow Lithuanian language lessons. The number of hours can vary depending on the cycles.

PreschoolPrimary school
PSImmersion in extracurricular activities
           
Teaching assistants + Animators
CP /
CE1/
CE2
2 x 45 min weekly

+ 1h30 of additional lessons for students whose maternal language is Lithuanian
MS2 x 30 min
weekly
CM12 x 45 min weekly

+ 1h30 of additional lessons for students whose maternal language is Lithuanian
GS2 x 30 min
weekly
CM22 x 45 min weekly

+ 1h30 of additional lessons for students whose maternal language is Lithuanian

In middle and high school, students can choose the option to prepare the National Lithuanian exams (Brandos, PUPP).

Middle schoolHigh school
From 6th to 9th grade : compulsory
 
– 3 x 45 min Lithuanian as Maternal Language
– 2 x 45 min Lithuanian as a Foreign language
 
Optional : 2 x 45 min Lithuanian as Maternal Language (preparation to the PUPP)
-10th/11th/12th grade 2 x 45 min Lithuanian (as the 3rd modern language, LV3)

Optional : 3 x 45 min en LVM (preparation to Brandos)

SPANISH, GERMAN, RUSSIAN, ITALIAN

From September 2020, Spanish and Russian can be taught as soon as 6th grade (Bilingual class), at the rate of  2h30 a week.

These 4 languages are taught in cycle 4 from 7th grade onwards with 3 lessons per week as LV2. At the High School, from the 10th grade onwards, pupils have 3 weekly lessons of LV3.

In 10th grade, each student must choose one of these languages as LV3. This is an option. This choice is not compatible with another option such as, for example, the arts option.

In the Terminal cycle (11th and 12th grades) in LV2 and LV3, the programme being the same, the pupils are divided into groups according to their skills as recommended by the French Ministry of Education

FLESCO: FRENCH, LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

New in September 2020 : developmental classes for students who do not speak French.

From September 2020, all the children who wish to join the French lyceum, from Preschool to 10th grade, and who do not speak French are welcome and will be taught in a developtental class. Students are gathered in small groups every morning or every afternoon, as per their class level, with a teacher whose specialty is French as Language of Instruction. This allows them to acquire in a year or two a satisfying level of French. The remaining time, the students join their classmates in their class level.

CERTIFICATIONS

We offer certifications to all of our students from Middle school to 12th grade, in different languages.

PrimarySecondary
FrenchDelf Prim A1 A2Delf Junior A1 à B2
EnglishCambridge (C1-C2 at Hight School)
SpanishDELE
GermanGoeth

ORGANIZATION OF ENGLISH IN LIFV

Language teaching is one of the main goal in the school project, and English has a prominent place.

Weekly schedule of English
GS2 x 30 min
1st grade2 x 45 min
2nd grade2 x 45 min
3rd grade2 x 45 min
4rd grade2 x 45 min in half group (if there are more than 20 pupils in the class)+ 45 min history in English
5th grade2 x 45 min in half group + 45 min history in English
6th grade– Reinforced English class : 7 x 45 min + 1h30 history in English
– Classical class : 5 x 45 min + 45 min optional (help or reinforced)
7th gradeFrom September 2021 :
– Reinforced English class : 7 x 45 min + 1h30 history in English
– Classical class : 5 x 45 min + 45 min optional (help or reinforced)
8th gradeFrom September 2022 :
– Reinforced English class : 7 x 45 min + 1h30 history in English
– Classical class : 5 x 45 min + 45 min optional (help or reinforced)
9th gradeFrom September 2023 :
– Reinforced English class : 7 x 45 min + 1h30 history in English
– Classical class : 5 x 45 min + 45 min optional (help or reinforced)
10th grade4 x 45 min + 45 min optional (help or reinforced)
11th grade– English core course : 3 x 45 min
– Foreign language, litterature culture in English : 5 x 45 min
12th grade– English core course : 3 x 45 min
– Foreign language, litterature culture in English : 7 x 45 min

Remark: Joining the Reinforced English class is subject to a selection, depending on school results.

Mid-term objective, the school goal is  to transform the Reinforced English class into an International Section of English.

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