Language offers

Language Offers_LIFV_2020-2021

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 Foreign Languages (Lithuanian, Spanish, German, Russian and Italian) are taught in our school.

LITHUANIAN

All the children from Preschool and Primary School follow an instruction in Lithuanian. The number of hours can vary depending on the cycles.

PreschoolPrimary school
PS Immersion 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
MS 2 x 30 min
weekly
CM1 2 x 45 min weekly

+ 1h30 of additional lessons for students whose maternal language is Lithuanian
GS 2 x 30 min
weekly
CM2 2 x 45 min weekly

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

In middle and high school, students keep learning Lithuanian. They have choose to prepare the National Lithuanian exams (Brandos, PUPP).

Middle school High 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 Maternal Language 
-10th/11th/12th grade 2 x 45 min Lithuanian as a Foreign language

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 (Bilangual class), at the rate of  2h30 a week.

The 4 foreign languages are taught In Cycle 4, from 7th  grade, at the rate of 3 x 45 min (2h 15) weekly, as a 2nd foreign language. In high school, from 10th grade, students receive 3 hours of this second foreign language.  

In 10th grade, each student has to choose one of these languages as a 3rd Foreign Language. The schedule is 3 hours a week of 3rd Foreign Language.

FLSCO: FRENCH, LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

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

From September 2020, all the children who wish to join the French school, from Preschool to 10th grade and who do not speak French are welcome and will be taught in a gateway 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
French A1 A2 B1 B2
English x Cambridge
Spanish x DELE
German x Goeth

ORGANIZATION OF ENGLISH IN LIFV

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

Weekly schedule of English
GS 2 x 30 min
1st grade 2 x 45 min
2nd grade 2 x 45 min
3rd grade 2 x 45 min
4rd grade 2 x 45 min in half group + 45 min history in English
5th grade 2 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 grade From 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 grade From 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 grade From 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 grade 4 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 wished to transform the Reinforced English class into an International Section of English.

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