In the AEFE network
Language teaching in the network is one of the principal vehicles of our specific educational excellence and it must demonstrate our ability to innovate and experiment. It is, therefore, essential that the network demonstrates ambition, inventiveness and relevance in implementing language teaching and intercultural education. These two dimensions must be inextricably linked, in line with scientific advances in this field and the objectives of educational policy defined by the European and international conferences and agreements, upon which framework the AEFE bases its strategic orientation.
THE AEFE LANGUAGE POLICY : Multilingual education at the LFKL for the new 2013 school year
Every year our students have the opportunity to take the DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) exam.
The DELF certification is a French foreign language diploma issued by the French Ministry of Education. It is valid for life and is recognized worldwide. This diploma validated by the school, provides a proof of proficiency for education purpose, to enter French Universities (DELF B2 and above) or for work purposes. It allows students to study, work and immigrate in French-speaking countries.
In 2017, our middle school and secondary school students from 4ème and 2nde all successfully passed the DELF exam.
At the LFKL, an early English program is offered to children in kindergarten through educational activities in different group levels.
In secondary school, English classes are divided into two levels: ESL (English as a Second Language) and ELA (English Language Arts) according to each student’s language proficiency. English teachers follow the Cambridge program, allowing students (from CM2, 3ème and 1ère) to take language exams every year and receive international language certifications such as the Cambridge exam and the IELTS.
Last year 73 middle school students (5èmes, 4èmes, and 3èmes) and high school students (2nde) all passed their Cambridge exam scoring high percentages in their KET (Key English Test), PET (Preliminary English Test) and FCE (First Certification in English).
In 2017, our final year students all managed to pass successfully their IELTS exam.
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is designed to assess the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. It is recognised and accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including universities, employers, professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
Each section of the IELTS (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) has a score that varies from 0 to 9 points, every grade corresponds to a specific level.
At the end of their final year, students are expected to score 5 points on the scale from 0 to 9. All of our students have acquired a minimum of 5 points, which is equal to the B2 level of the Common European Framework Reference.
More than 70% of our students reached the levels C1 and C2 (scoring 7 points at the IELTS). Some attained 9 points in different section of the test (reading, listening).
The Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) is an official title that certifies the Spanish language degree of linguistic competence, granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.
Last year, 20 of our secondary students (from 1ère to Terminale) all passed their DELE certification A2-B1 exam successfully.