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British International Section

Questions-Answers

Who can join the IS?

This option is open to every pupil from CP to CE2. 

How to join the IS?

Access is linked to the validation of French linguistic skills and to passing and English test.
Cross-skills are also studied (autonomy, memorization, workload management…)

English test is an oral one about the child’s daily life (Class, school yard, and family). These
are studied during the English courses at LFIB.

When do the joining tests in IS take place?

On June for pupils who are already attending LFIB, and on September for new ones.
If a pupil fails into joining IS on June, he may take it again at different times during the school year (September, January, April).

Who is having the English test taken, and studies the results ?

The language coordinator i shaving the test taken, and results are examined by
the International Section Council (Conseil de Section Internationale) who deliberates and
decides whether the pupil can join this section or not.

Is it possible to partly join the IS?

No, the students follow either the lessons of the SI (6 hours of English) or those of the classical course (4 hours of English).

Are the pupils gathered in a same classroom?

No, they are parted into different classrooms.

Are they parted according to their English level?

No, the pupils are parted into heterogeneous groups.

Is there a limited number of places in IS ?

No, the number of places is not limited.

Who is responsible for English teaching in IS?

A native speaking and graduate teacher.

How many English hours a week ?

Pupils attend 6h/week: 4h for language and 2h for EMILE. 1 mandatory Thai language hour is added summing up 7 hours of English course.

What are the objective of English language study ?

We suggest a program integrating both the skills based on the French, the British and the European Curiculum for Languages (CECRL).

Can a pupil attending IS also attend the enhanced Thai option ?

Yes, he can.

Is a continuity of this device ensured?

Yes the device continuity is foreseen.

Are the IS pupils systematically enrolled in IS in the superior grade?

No, they run an evaluation in both languages at the end of academic year, and the International Section Council validates –or not- the continuation in IS.

What is the aim of the pathway ?

At the end of CM2, the expected level corresponds to the B1 in speaking and to the A2 CECRL° level, in spoken and written understanding. A continuity from Primary to Secondary level is foreseen, so that the pupil can pass the International Option Brevet, and the the
International Option Baccalauréat.