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Educational project and results

 

Language teaching

Our unique language teaching methods have, since the creation of EIB Paris, successfully enabled our students to acquire advanced mastery of the English language. Numerous students from non English-speaking families who joined our community during primary school were fully bilingual by the end of high school. Native English speakers, on the other hand, were able to develop their skills in English and French, and eventually master both languages equally. In these two cases, students end up being fully prepared to continue higher education in English speaking institutions, whether in France or abroad.


Early teaching of English

At EIB Paris, English teaching starts as early as 3 years old. In each of our schools that operate within the framework of a partnership with the state, one quarter of the school timetable is dedicated to English. Moreover, theatre, art and music workshops in English are organized in Primary school every Wednesday afternoon to ensure full immersion. These activities continue throughout middle school and high school with a debate club, a theatre club, a newspaper as well as a literary magazine, all in English.

Small-class learning environment

For each classroom, English is taught in six groups, from beginner to bilingual (which includes non native-speakers that have acquired an excellent level during their schooling at EIB). These groups are established according to levels as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. All language classes are taught by teachers who have studied or taught in Anglo-Saxon countries (when they are not natives of such countries). Their teaching methods fulfil the requirements of our University of Cambridge accreditation.

The « whole language » method

Teaching of writing methods has become our trademark over time. Thanks to techniques based on the “Whole Language” method, our students are rapidly encouraged to do creative writing. This enables them to establish a privileged relationship with the English language, allowing them to express their dreams and their imagination even when it is not their mother tongue. In recent years, our high school developed a pilot project called the “Bilingualism Laboratory-Class” for Seconde (10th grade) students in order to strengthen their relationship with languages within a creative perspective.

The international options for the Baccalauréat

All of our language groups examine Anglo-Saxon culture and literature, yet the students who wish to obtain a more formal recognition of their English skills can opt for the “Mention européenne” (European option) from middle school to the Baccalauréat. When choosing this option, students learn history from an Anglo-Saxon point of view. Once in high school, students with an excellent English level and a passion for literature and history can also choose the “Option Internationale” (International option) for the Baccalauréat, which, for some subjects, provides them with an equivalence for the British A Levels.

All these elements gather into a pedagogical program that aims at turning English into a tool to understand, live and explore a world.



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Happy New Year !

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EIB Paris would like to express its warmest wishes for 2017: may the New Year bring happiness, fulfillment,