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English Courses at the Lycée
At Lycée Moliere, English courses are given to students 4 hours per week from secondary year 1 to 6. Classes are organised into two options : Standard English as a Second Language and Advanced English classes.
Standard English as a Second Language
The Standard English courses follow Cambridge University designed curriculum for each year group, which all have a target level, for the end of the year, within the Common European Framework for Languages.
Year 1&2 : A1 to A1+
Year 3 : A2
Year 4 : B1
Year 5 : B1+
Year 6 : B2
Since many students may not have had equivocal or any English courses, prior to their enrolment, all teaching is differentiated to best accommodate the class. Moreover, additional tutoring is available for students, as needed, during école des devoirs.
The final goal of the courses at the Lycée is to prepare the students to take the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET :http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/preliminary/) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS : https://www.britishcouncil.be/exam/ielts) at the end of the 4th and 6th years respectively. These external exams are included into the school program to provide students with tangible linguistic certification for their future academic careers.
The Advanced English courses at the Lycée are taught exclusively by native speakers and also follow Cambridge University designed curriculum. Classes are organised into three combined year group classes (1&2, 3&4, 5&6). Entry into these groups are subject to placement test scores at the beginning of term. Students who score a significantly higher level than what is standard for their year group are automatically enrolled into the advanced courses.
Advanced courses aim to offer students internationally recognisable class content that covers many of the themes, literature and poetry taught in anglophone schools. However, as few students are native speakers, all courses are differentiated to accommodate varying levels of English.
All advanced students will sit the external language exams unless they have previous certification that makes the exams redundant. The goal of the Advanced English option is to offer students a more challenging English course where they go beyond traditional English as a foreign language, when they have a higher level of English in relation to their level within the Belgian school system, so that - by year six - their understanding and mastery of the English language is reminiscent to English native speakers (C1 to C2).