What are the benefits?
- Pupils reach advanced levels of 3 or even 4 languages
- Learning which lasts them a lifetime
- Pupils are prepared to live and work anywhere in the world
In the context of plurilingualism which is characteristic of NACE Schools, the study of English as a first foreign language holds a special place. At Agora Lledó International School, our pupils become familiar with the language from a young age, and learn to read and write it at the same time as the official language(s). At our school, the differences in the English linguistic system do not hold our pupils back. They provide motivation.
In order for pupils to gain mastery of the language, different school subjects are taught in English, and the teachers of these subjects speak to pupils in English. Our native or bilingual teaching staff have spent long periods of time in English-speaking countries, which ensures that pupils learn the language correctly. What we aim to do is to ensure that conversations are always held in English, as using the target language to communicate while learning it can be a problem.
For pupils who want to improve their English level, the school offers a Language School to complement their academic studies and prepare them for international Trinity College and Cambridge University exams.
From the age of five onwards, pupils begin to study a second foreign language: German, which is taught one hour a week in Primary and as part of the Language Itinerary in Secondary. Pupils can sit Goethe Institute exams.
They’ll tell you about it
The introduction of English as a vehicular language when the pupils are three years old equips them with the skills to understand the phonetic system and express themselves correctly.
“Knowing how to use English correctly is important not only in order to communicate with people around the world, but also to be prepared for the future as global citizens, which is key.”
“Learning languages is a wonderful, enriching experience. Languages open doors, both personally and professionally, and help promote intercultural awareness. At Agora Lledó School in Castellón, we make classes fun by learning through games, applying modern methodologies and practices such as Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences.”