Language Sections

Languages

The rich diversity of European languages and cultures is one of the main features of a European school. In order to promote the multicultural development, the focus is on consolidating and strengthening the mother tongue and learning and using foreign languages.The school currently has five language sections in the Nursery & Primary School: Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. The Secondary school has three language sections: Dutch, English and French. Please find a complete overview of languages offered per school year below.

All pupils are placed in the section of their mother tongue or dominant language (first language). Students with a mother tongue not corresponding with the language of a section at the school, will be enrolled in one of the existing language sections. Greek, Finnish and Italian mother tongue lessons are organised for Nursery & Primary Pupils. In Secondary School L1 is offered in Italian, Spanish and German. To start tuition in any other official EU-language, a minimum of five pupils of the same age group is requested. 

Nursery school

All education is provided in the languages of the main sections (Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish). In addition, mother tongue lessons are organized (two and a half hours a week), for those pupils who meet the criteria mentioned above.

Primary school

Education in primary school is provided in the languages of the sections (Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish). In addition, mother tongue lessons are organized for those pupils who meet the criteria mentioned under 'languages'. Mother tongue tuition is organised two an a half hours a week in classes one and two. This is extended to three hours and fourty-five minutes per week in classes three, four and five.
From class one onwards a first foreign language (second language) is taught. The second language can only be English, French or German and must be different from the first language. The number of lessons a week is identical to that of the mother-tongue lessons.
From class three onwards, Dutch is offered as the third language (the second foreign language). Dutch lessons are mandatory for all non-Dutch speaking pupils.

 

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