Modern Foreign Languages

The modern foreign languages at school, high school, college

Each student should be able to communicate in two languages ​​at the end of secondary education. To achieve this goal, language teaching has changed and is part of a strong common perspective. Students are sensitized to a foreign language from the oral practice is a priority at all levels from school to school.

In school

In the kindergarten
This is in kindergarten that students forge their first language skills. At three, four and five years, the ear is sensitive to differences in pronunciation. It was also at this age that attaches how to pronounce and articulate, and that children are better able to reproduce new sounds. During this period, the cultural references, lexical and phonological, that will support the learning of the language, naturally determine.

The teacher prepares children for learning sessions CE1:

by letting them hear another language
through song and rhyme
by offering them small verbal interactions

In elementary school
A living language is taught half past one week for students from elementary school.

In college
Learning the language began in elementary school continues in the sixth.
The second foreign language is generally introduced in the fourth class.

Appropriate teaching
In college, teachers can form groups of skills, early in the first quarter of the sixth. These groups take more effectively into account the achievements of primary school and help implement activities tailored to the needs of students.

Specific pathways
Classes can start second language from the 6th grade. Sections and Oriental languages, generally offered in grades 4 and third, provide courses in language stronger than 2 hours a week. Workshops for language practice take place within the framework of educational support.

The degree of national patent
The award of the degree of national patent requires the acquisition of A2 level in a living language, the choice of the student, who perhaps started the language at school or a second language.
In high school general, technical and professional.

Oral practice is valued
Oral practice will for the first time integrated Bachelor, for all general and technological series, from the 2013 session. It relies on the implementation of new programs and allows teachers to develop communication with students.

The final cycle of general and technical high school, these new programs are common to all modern foreign languages ​​and regional. They define skill levels targets that take into account the diverse backgrounds of students. They rely on the Common Framework of Reference for Languages, which establishes common goals for countries Union in language learning.

Schedules a globalized modern language (LV1) and language 2 (LV2) allow the introduction of skill sets. Students with a language profile similar are grouped and the activities are tailored to their needs. The practice of speaking is also facilitated by these groupings. Students will be well prepared for the new bachelor's oral test.

The new digital technologies allow students to maintain direct contact with the language they are studying. The mobile tools ("podcasting") offer them greater autonomy in language practice. Moreover, the digital platform e-Twinning allows them to develop long-distance exchanges.

Offered as standard literary education and a depth of LV LV2 shifts the emphasis on the literary dimension, now left to the specific teaching of foreign literature. It gives full play to the oral and encourages innovative ways of working.

Teaching in foreign languages ​​is expanding to include new disciplines
The high school reform expands opportunities for learning foreign languages ​​in some series.

In literary series: soak up the culture of the language studied
Teaching of foreign literature in foreign languages ​​is now offered as standard L.
It aims to give students a love of reading in a foreign language and provide them with cultural and artistic landmarks. It draws on adaptations or interpretations to the theater, cinema or opera. The oral practice is registered in the heart of this new teaching.

In STI2D series, STL and STD2A: prepare for further studies expanded
To prepare students for higher education, technology education in a foreign language is offered to them, one hour per week. They can acquire a more specialized vocabulary and learn to communicate on a technological subject.

Priority measures at all levels of school
To improve students' ability to express themselves and communicate in foreign language, including oral, high schools give priority to group teaching skills. They have more freedom in using the number of hours dedicated to languages, to facilitate the establishment of intensive periods of instruction. Moreover, each discipline can be taught in part in modern language.

High schools can integrate information technology and communication for education (Tice) in education, so that students are increasingly exposed to the language: digital work environment (DWE), mobile digital tools.

Offer a richer language lessons
Two languages ​​are now mandatory in all general and technological series.

Three languages ​​can be studied, the second class of the final cycle of the general series and series in hotel technology.

The new series offers a new literary teaching foreign literature in foreign language teaching and a depth of language.

Specific pathways
Oriental languages ​​offer a foreign language subject teaching (history and geography, mathematics ...) on a portion of the schedule of this discipline.

In 2011-2012, sections of Mediterranean cultures and languages ​​are being tested in several academies. They offer joint teaching of Arabic and the languages ​​and cultures of the ancient (Greek and Latin). These sections should allow students to discover the richness of the work and scientific and cultural projects in the Mediterranean basin (archeology, museology, agriculture ...).

The sections are bi-national, for a specific course, obtaining two degrees from secondary school leaving: Its national equivalent in the country concerned by the language of the section (German, Italian, Spanish).

Free English courses are offered to students volunteer during certain holidays.

Modern Languages ​​at the vocational school
The living language is one of the mandatory courses in all courses. Fluency in one or more languages ​​is an integral part of professional skills that students need to acquire. Since 2009, a second foreign language is compulsory for bachelor of professional services sector.

The test of foreign language bachelor
Candidates are not required to take the test in the languages ​​they studied during their training. They can choose the language they wish to be evaluated to test. 30 languages ​​can be submitted under the compulsory tests of BA and 56 languages ​​under the optional tests.