Our secondary school students learn English and French from the 5th school year up to the 8th grade in a differentiated manner together with the high school students. The learning of the second foreign language is voluntary for the students.
Children in the cross-year secondary school class 9/10 R continue to receive intensive support in English and French.
Pupils without a second foreign language have the opportunity to take Dutch from the 10th grade onwards. The lessons are held together with the Gymnasium students in grade 10.
To strengthen foreign language interests, we encourage our students to participate in the national foreign language competition or in student exchanges. For example, “Wij praten Nederlands” with the children of Heilig Hart College in Tervuren or “Nous parlons français” with young Walloons from our partner school in Arlon. Other partner school programs exist with the Lycée Français Jean Monnet de Bruxelles or the DY Patil School in Antwerp, which gives us access to a worldwide school network, the “Bridges-to-Asia” program.
By participating in Model United Nations, particularly gifted students are challenged to test their foreign language skills. In the process, students are invited to simulated United Nations Conferences and act as representatives of member countries. Some particularly eloquent speakers from our school have also already been rewarded with one of the coveted awards!
Language support for newcomers
Pupils who come to us from other educational systems or countries are offered targeted adaptation lessons both inside and outside the classroom. We offer remedial courses in French and English, both in-house and in cooperation with external language institutes. Children who do not yet speak, read and write German well enough receive intensive support in our German as a Foreign Language courses.