Aware that the study of a range of languages is a key element for cultural enhancement and the achievement of a global mentality – in addition to being an enabling factor for the future job prospects of our pupils – the School places value on the linguistic wealth of Catalonia at the same time as stimulating the study of foreign languages. As a result we offer linguistic immersion in English (starting from Kindergarten 1) and, as from Secondary, French and German.
Our educational centre was a pioneer in Barcelona in the application of the trilingual system and ever since the 1995-1996 school year in which it was first implemented, we have been perfecting this formula.
CATALAN – SPANISH
Throughout their schooling, our pupils study courses in Catalan and others in Spanish so that by the time they complete their studies in the 2nd Grade Higher Secondary they will have fully mastered both languages.
English is introduced in Kindergarten 1 and gradually increases every day until some of the Primary courses have 38% of their weekly classes taught in English.
During the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education), in addition to the English course itself, with its 3 different levels to prepare for the Cambridge examinations, two further courses will be taught in English.
As from the 4th Grade ESO, and because of their preparation for the university entrance examinations and the requirement to gain admission to their chosen degree programme, our pupils will be given classes in Spanish and Catalan. The weekly hours devoted to the English language course are divided into levels, just as with the ESO, to prepare pupils for the official Cambridge examinations.
GERMAN AND FRENCH
From 1st Grade ESO, our pupils will have the possibility of choosing another foreign language from the elective languages course.
The School, through its membership of an international network of schools, offers its pupils the opportunity to spend a trimester, semester, school year or summer studying at one of our schools in the USA, Ireland or Switzerland.
ACCREDITED CAMBRIDGE EXAMINATION CENTRE
We are an accredited Cambridge examination centre and as from 1st Grade Primary, we prepare our pupils from to sit the official examinations at the School.
CONVERSATION HELPERS IN THE USA AND UK
The School benefits from the collaboration of young people in English-speaking countries to enhance the level of spoken English in our pupils.