West Point, in the heart of Lyon, teaches a French curriculum but the children aged from two to ten spend half the day immersed in English. All teachers are native speakers, the anglophones drawn from as far as Australia and Canada.
Ms Thomasset point out: “We have more than 30 nationalities here and many children are already on their third language when they arrive. (…) We want to foster a real sense of openness and exchange, it’s as much about language as it is about culture.
The pupils are curious, full of energy and really look out for each others (…)
We call it the West Point Family: teachers and students are all in this together ”