Welcoming of foreign students or students returning from an expatriation stay
Public concerned :
- Students from non-French-speaking backgrounds .
- The students from dual nationality families(one of whose parents is French-speaking) returning from an expatriation stay.
- French-speaking students returning from an expatriation stay having studied in an English-speaking international school.
Students from non-French-speaking backgrounds.
Eurécole Collège has developed a formula specifically designed for foreign students wishing to learn the French language in an interactive and immersive French-speaking course while maintaining their level in English .
Non-French-speaking students progress in an engaging manner in the French-speaking curriculum. When they integrate their class group upon arrival , they benefit from additional French as a foreign language (FLE) in addition to the program corresponding to their level.
In order for them not to lose their previous knowledge and continue to progress at the same pace as French-speaking students and to not hinder the level of the student due to language barrier, the teachers offer translations and the tests are initially completed in English.
Students from dual nationality families or French-speaking families returning from expatriation.
When a French-speaking or dual nationality family returns from an expatriation stay, the student may need to refine their French; mainly in writing, especially if they were educated in an English-speaking school abroad.
Gradual integration into the French school system
LThe Eurécole Collège teaching team is very attentive to the progression and support for non-French-speaking students or students returning from expatriation. The move to France may be a stressful factor for the student (feeling lost, distancing from friends and sometimes family).
Learning the French language is the key to one’s integration into a new French-speaking environment: it must be progressive, fast and dynamic.
Three tailor-made formulas for learning French
CThese additional learning hours are added to the usual allocation of French lessons (4h30/per week). Non-French-speaking students work materials adapted to their level and then gradually integrate the French-speaking curriculum.
- Beginners (levels A1-A2 ): 2h per week
- Cementing of achievements (levels B1-B2 ): 1h30 per week
- Advanced (levels C1-C2 ): 45mn per week
Methodology adapted to teenagers
- Intensive lessons in small groups
- Transitioning level from one group level to another during the school year
- An effective learning method which allows them to express themselves in French at school and in their everyday lives.
- A permanent immersion with French-speaking students which promotes the development of speaking skills.
Pursuing studies in France or abroad
- Students’ achievements in French are approved each year by taking the official DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) examination, recognized internationally and valid for life (levels A1 to C2):
- 10th grade pupils with a sufficient level in French are prepared for the French exam for the Brevet des collèges (DNB) .