Joining pre-school school at West Point, a bilingual French-English school, is a tremendous asset: learning another language very quickly by being immersed for half a day and learning through the English language. Students are introduced to basic situations of communication.
The acquisition of English for non-English speaking children is done gradually at each class level and follows the same learning objectives as in French class. Each pre-school class consists of a native English speaking teacher and a teacher’s aide as a support in class for children in the following learning:
Hearing another language at an early age allows students to familiarize themselves with basic communicative situations: starting a small dialogue, reading information, writing a message etc. Regular and methodical training of listening and comprehension will guide them from simple repetition to real conversations.
Teaching through the English language strengthens the pupils' skills to communicate and live within a multi-lingual society. It strengthens their relations with the world and participates in their self-construction. The entry into all other educative institutions is smooth as the child uses their acquired learning skills to develop new ones. This immersive learning environment will also broaden the students’ cultural horizons.
Native English speaking teachers teach the following subjects ( a few examples as the curriculum is vast)