World languages

Developing curiosity and culture of languages

Offering your children the opportunity to study in a multilingual environment - a major asset for their future

At LfdD, speaking several languages is natural. Learning one or more languages is easier when done at a young age. It also helps developing an open mind. By offering students an education abroad, we also give them the desire and the necessary skills to become mobile in a constantly changing world and to adapt to different cultural contexts. In addition, being bilingual or trilingual stimulates brain function and gives children greater power of concentration, reasoning and problem-solving.

Offering your children the opportunity to study in a multilingual environment - a major asset for their future

At LfdD, speaking several languages is natural. Learning one or more languages is easier when done at a young age. It also helps developing an open mind. By offering students an education abroad, we also give them the desire and the necessary skills to become mobile in a constantly changing world and to adapt to different cultural contexts. In addition, being bilingual or trilingual stimulates brain function and gives children greater power of concentration, reasoning and problem-solving.

Languages are at the heart of everything we do

The LfdD offers a bilingual teaching (German and English). German is taught from Petite Section for German and English starting with Moyenne Section. Non- or poorly French-speaking pupils can benefit from support and accompaniment with the FLSco programme from Moyenne Section.
Languages offered: German English Spanish – from 4ème Latin – from 5ème

French

The teaching is entirely in French and follows the curriculum certified by the French Ministry of Education in an internationally recognised educational offer of excellence. It is also the support for teaching in many disciplines other than languages, and as such, it is the language of the many exams for which our students prepare.

FLSco - French as a Language of Instruction

The enhanced French learning programme called FLSco (Français Langue de Scolarisation) allows students who have already followed the programme in nursery school to reinforce their knowledge and newcomers to progress rapidly so that they can join their colleagues and speak French just as well as they do.

German

The language of the host country – from two hours onwards in nursery school – has a privileged place in our teaching. The LfdD’s school project insists not only on learning German but also on discovering Germanic culture. Students are involved in various projects and school trips to deepen their knowledge of German civilisation and history. During their schooling, students join a language group that corresponds to their level. In order to stimulate them, there are two language groups in the nursery school and three or four groups in the elementary and secondary school.

Deutsch + Élémentaire

Pupils who have the necessary prerequisites in German are included in the Deutsch + Élémentaire programme. With this programme, they benefit from 3 hours of lessons given in German in the following subjects: “questioning the world”, arts, sciences, geography, history. The groups are reconsidered at the beginning of the year, depending on student progress.

Deutsch + Collège

We offer a truly personalised education during the collège. Students are divided into 3 groups of competences. Of these three groups, the Deutsch+ Collège group follows the German programme and works with the same tools and materials as a German Gymnasium. The groups remain flexible, and the pupils can, on the proposal of the teachers, change group to enable them to progress at their own pace. This group aims to prepare students for the French-German bi-national Section (AbiBac) in Seconde. Its objective is to strengthen students’ skills and knowledge of the language and culture of the host country. At the end of the bi-national section, students can simultaneously obtain the general French Baccalauréat and the Abitur, its German equivalent.

The bi-national French-German section (AbiBac)

The bi-national AbiBac Section is built around a true bi-cultural schooling. The curriculum is developed together by France and Germany. Cultural activities and exchanges are organised. In addition to the curriculum, students are given an in-depth knowledge of German culture. The AbiBac allows students to prepare simultaneously for the French general Baccalauréat and the German Abitur (Allgemeine Hochschulreife).

English

From the second year of nursery school onwards, English is introduced into the curriculum. In elementary school, English-speaking students and those with a good command of English can join the American International Section, where they attend Non-Linguistic Discipline (DNL) classes. From the beginning of the school year 2022, the section will continue in the collège and, in the future, in the lycée.

English + Collège

In addition, students with a good command of English are included in the English + Collège programme, enhanced by European Languages and Cultures (ELCE) instruction. This group aims to prepare students for the European Section in English in Seconde.

European English section

The European Section is aimed at motivated pupils with a good command of English and is designed to develop the European openness and critical thinking skills of future European citizens. In this section, pupils benefit from DNL classes in history and geography in English. Students are thus able to develop their abilities in terms of reflection and exchange of ideas, while becoming familiar with the culture of the country concerned. On completion of this section, students can obtain the mention “European English Section” on their Baccalauréat diploma.

American International Section (AIS)

The AIS is a linguistic and bicultural programme set up by the French national education ministry in cooperation with the United States. Its particularity is to integrate within the French system the teaching not only of the language, but also of American culture. Cultural activities and exchanges are organised to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of American culture. Validation of the international option of the Diplôme national du Brevet (DNBi) and, later, of the French International Baccalaureate (BFI), is based on specific assessments of American language and literature and the section’s non-linguistic subject (history-geography).

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