LanguagesFebruary 3, 2022 2023-03-08 13:39
The curriculum of the Languages ‘Liceo’ (upper secondary school) features the study of three community languages – English, French and Spanish (the third language may be German instead) starting from the first year.
These are complemented, in a balanced manner, by the study of subjects taken from the historical, philosophical, mathematical and scientific sectors.
Two non-linguistic subjects are also taught in a foreign language during the five years of the curriculum. The students are taught the most important cultural aspects of the countries whose language they are learning, by exploring their literature, art and history.
Language enhancement is implemented through the activation of CLIL modules of one subject in the third year and of two in the fourth. This methodology consists in teaching a non-linguistic subject using a foreign language. At the end of the five years of Liceo, the students will have acquired such skills as to be able to communicate in the three European languages in many different social and professional contexts.
At the end of the curriculum, the training acquired will allow them access to universities and to the Integrated Higher Education system.
Activities and Projects
During the program, in the third-year students are expected to participate in a language internship (stage) in France that will supplement the traditional linguistic and cultural education with a School-Work Alternation project.
Students are given the chance to attend a preparation course for DELF certification (starting from level B1).1). During school hours, teachers are supported by native-speaker assistants in all of the languages taught, so as to facilitate the achievement of European framework certifications.
The curriculum includes the organization of exchanges and internships abroad. These are all opportunities for improving language skills and furthering personal growth by meeting with citizens of other nations.