European Classical StudiesFebruary 3, 2022 2023-02-28 15:44
European Classical Studies
The ‘Liceo Classico Europeo’, opened in the boarding school in the school year 1994-1995, operationally interprets and applies the European Community’s programmatic lines on education defined in Maastricht in 1992.
The curriculum, defined based on the traditional layout of the Italian education system’s ‘Liceo’, is innovated by:
- The balanced development of the three main subject areas that characterise the European ‘Liceo’ (upper secondary school): humanities, languages, sciences;
- Five-year presence of subjects such as Law and Economics, strengthening of the science area, study of the grammar and culture of two European languages (English, German).
- Lesson-workshop during which the student, guided by the teacher and with the assistance of an educator, systematises the sets of knowledge acquired.
- The DSD (Deutsches Sprachdiplaimed at preparing for the Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz, certification of the A2-B1 (DSD I) and B2-C1 (DSD II) levels. (DSD II). This allowsdirect access to German universities without the need to take admission tests for language skills and is, throughout Europe, recognised as valid for obtaining employment.
- Geography in English, which allows during the five years of Liceo to acquire high proficiency in the English language alongside the normal classroom hours of English.
- The CLIL program in German, with the study of Art History modules guided by a German native speaker teacher.
Twenty-two schools in Italy have been admitted to this project and can boast the constant support and monitoring of German authorities. The Educandato SS. Annunziata boarding school is also a formal examination centre.
All of the students of these classes are prepared for the exam, but the decision to take it or not is left to them.
The curriculum also offers students exchange or stage experiences in Germany, guided tours of museums, exhibitions and places relevant to the programs undertaken and aimed at allowing them to acquire a harmonious human and cultural education.
Thanks to such a broad and articulated structure, the European Classical studies Liceo offers all the necessary skills and abilities required to gain admission to the degree programs of the most prestigious European universities.
Activities and Projects
The organisation of the European Classical studies Liceo envisages class hours equally distributed among the three teaching macro-areas (classics-humanities; sciences; languages).
The mainstay of this Liceo is the breaking up of the total amount of hours for each subject matter into classroom hours and workshop hours. Workshop hours are meant to allow students to go over the content of the frontal lessons with the guidance of teachers and with the support of educators.