Our Bilingual Classes

All classes are taught by accredited native English speakers who have a passion for teaching.
 
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Grande Section

Offered only if there are enough bilingual students in GS. Children meet twice per week for 45 mins. 

 

The class reads and discusses at least one book per week, building on vocabulary and sentence structure.  Students are encouraged to listen to and share with their peers.  

 

Throughout the year the class builds the foundations for CP, exploring all of the letters of the alphabet through songs, activities, worksheets and pictures. Other topics involve the days of the week, months of the year, seasons, numbers, shapes and of course English and American culture.

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CE1

Students have one hour of English per week during school hours and one extra hour on a Tuesday or Thursday after school at 3.45pm.

CE1 activities allow your child to continue the Jolly Phonics programme.  Teachers will encourage them to extend their vocabulary, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words. They will read more challenging texts, compose and write simple sentences and listen with enjoyment to stories, songs, rhymes and poems. 

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CP

Students have one hour of English per week during school hours and one extra hour on a Tuesday or Thursday after school at 3.45pm.

Activities allow children to expand their knowledge of the English language through exploring and discovering new stories. The first term teachers concentrate on giving the children a passion for storybooks and storytelling. From the second term we introduce Jolly Phonics.

Jolly Phonics is a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It teaches the letter sounds in an enjoyable, multisensory way and enables children to use them to read and write words.

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CE2, CM1 and CM2

Students in CE2, CM1 and CM2 will have two hours per week during school hours in small groups (max 8 students) at their grade level.

The teachers use the English National Curriculum as a guideline, at key stage 2, focusing on speaking and listening, reading and comprehension, and writing skills.

One hour per week is dedicated to spelling and language structure while the second hour is dedicated to reviewing fiction and non-fiction works (poems, books, texts, autobiographies, etc.)

Children work either individually, in pairs or as a whole group depending on the activity.

The spelling and grammar activities are set according to the child's level in English.