A bilingual School under agreement with French State at the heart of Paris
Located since 1954 within a prestigious private mansion in Parc Monceau in the 8th district, EIB Monceau was the first bilingual school that was founded by EIB. The School comprises over 900 students from petite section to CM2 (last year of primary) allocated across 3 sites close to the park which are equipped with interactive whiteboards. EIB Monceau is an under agreement with the French State school which also includes daily exclusive English classes from the age of 3 in addition to the programmes of the French Ministry of Education.
Daily English classes from petite section (first year of preschool)
Allocated in two sites – Van Dyck and Petit Monceau – our preschool classes welcome children from petite section. During this first school year, and to help our students to adapt as best possible, we only provide half-day classes (mornings or afternoons only), Monday to Friday, in small-size classes of 15 students. From moyenne section (second year of preschool), children have full-time classes, four days a week (except on Wednesday).
English classes are led by native English-speaking teachers and in accordance with the British National Curriculum from CE1 (2nd year of primary). Carried out on a daily basis from petite section, the duration of these courses gradually increases (30 minutes/day in petite section, 45 minutes in moyenne section, 1h15 in grande section) and finally represents one quarter of school time from CP. Children are split into groups based on proficiency (6 levels from CP, from Beginner to Bilingual) from moyenne section, and also have music lessons provided by a qualified English-speaking teacher. During the end of the last year of primary, if they wish, students can take the YLE Starters of the Cambridge English Young Learners, which is the standard English language exam as part of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, CEFR.
Students who are joining our primary school from CM1 (4th year of primary) or CM2 (last year of primary) need to meet minimum English level requirements. However, beginners may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, on condition that they attend intensive courses before the start of the school year in September as well as the Wednesday morning English workshop “Let’s Take Off!” during their first year at EIB.
Please note that, if they wish, children can take Chinese or Spanish classes in primary school at a rate of 2 hours a week, provided they have a good level of English and French.
Every Wednesday morning, children are offered three hours of English immersion that include artistic, cultural and playful activities to strengthen the English learning process with 9 hours of English per week (1/3 of school time).
5 immersion classes dedicated to non-French speaking children
In addition to the curriculum with State contract, and because the educational project of EIB wants to offer its students a multilingual international environment, the teaching team at Monceau bilingual school (75008) has developed a unique immersion class system for students who wish to follow the French curriculum with State contract but who have not yet mastered French.
From CP to CM2, these small-size classes (12 students on average) ensure a smooth transition for a year before joining the French school system as well as language-focused intensive classes, according to the specific needs of each child. Non-French speaking students less than 6 years old can directly join our preschool classes and also benefit from tailored support to integrate as best as possible.
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