Languages

Languages in our school

LANGUAGE I

Language I (L1) is taught from the age of admission into the nursery cycle, throughout the school life and is the language of the section in which the pupil is enrolled.

Host language sections:

German, Spanish, French and English.

Language I: All EU languages. For SWALS pupils (students without a language section), L1 is different from the language of the section. For SWALS, L2 will be the language of the section.

LANGUAGE II

The study of the first vehicular language is compulsory in all European Schools. It starts in the year I of Primary education and goes until year 7 of Secondary education.

Vehicular languages:

German, English or French.

LANGUAGE III

The study of a second foreign language is compulsory from year 1 to year 5 in Secondary and optional in years 6 and 7.

The School offers the following options for language III:

German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese (the organization of these courses is subject to the minimum number of pupils). 

LANGUAGE IV

The study of a third foreign language is OPTIONAL from year 4 in Secondary.

The School offers the following options for language IV:

German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese (the organization of these courses is subject to the minimum number of pupils).

LANGUAGE V

The study of a fourth foreign language is OPTIONAL as a complementary subject in years 6 and 7 in Secondary.

The School offers the following options for language V:

Italian, Portuguese y Dutch (the organization of these courses is subject to the minimum number of pupils) 

Total numbers of periods taught per week for the foreign languages:

  LANGUAGE II LANGUAGE III LANGUAGE IV LANGUAGE V
Primary 1st & 2nd 5x30 min per week      
Primary 3rd, 4th & 5th 5x45 min per week      
Secondary 1st 5x45 min per week 2x45 min per  week    
Secondary 2nd & 3rd 4x45 min per week 3x45 min per week    
Secondary 4th & 5th 3x45 min per week 3x45 min per week 4x45 min per week
(optional)
 
Secondary 6th & 7th 3x45 min per week 4x45 min per week 4x45 min per week
(optional)
2x45 min per week
(comlementary subject)