Alternative perspectives, new languages
With experimentation in new forms of investigation, registration, production and systematization, curiosity and the desire to learn have taken new paths. Empowerment from knowledge goes hand in hand with further developing one’s ability in the English and Portuguese Languages, and growing the collective and individual repertoire broadens the mental and emotional learning of our boys and girls.
The Elementary School bilingual program includes a curriculum based on four English language skills:
listening – speaking – reading – writing.
1st grade: listening & speaking
2nd grade: starting reading & writingstrong> starting reading & writing
The development of these skills occurs through a curricular integration that encompasses the pillars of knowledge, i.e., Social Studies, Sciences and Mathematics. We have adopted a teaching approach called Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) that considers the focus of the language and the content of the pillar to be studied. This approach, widely used in Europe, Canada and the USA, is in keeping with the overall perspective of teaching and curricular integration in the bilingual immersion program.
This integrative proposal offers numerous advantages.