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Language Learning

Differentiated and adapted linguistic options

Our students have the opportunity to individualize their language learning through the wealth of courses offered by our institution.

At LFIP, language learning is at the heart of our educational project. That’s why the LFIP offers a British International Section and a Chinese International Section, from kindergarten. These sections lead to obtaining the OIB, international option of the baccalaureate, prestigious examination recognized throughout the world and sesame for the pursuit of higher studies in France and abroad.

From the Small Kindergarten Section, students receive a Chinese language reception and from the Middle Section (at the age of 4) and up to CM2, families have the choice between three courses for their child :

  • French section with 2 Modern languages: French is the main language of instruction and your child learns two living languages, Chinese and English (1h30 weekly per language)
  • Chinese section: French is the main language of instruction and Chinese is taught as a second language (minimum 5 hours per week). Your child is also learning English as a living language (1h30 weekly)
  • British Section: French is the main language of instruction and English is taught as a second language (minimum 5 hours per week). Your child is also learning Chinese as a living language (1h30 weekly)

From the 6th year, students can choose to join an International Section (SI) leading to the National Diploma of the International Option Brevet (DNBI) and then to the International Option of the Baccalaureate (OIB) in the chosen language:

  • British International Section (6th to 9th grade)
    • the 3 hours of history-geography teaching regulations are replaced by 4 hours taught half in English;
    • 4 hours of English language and culture, taught in English, are added to the prescribed hours;
      accessible section on record and maintains.
  • Chinese International Section (6th to graduation)
    • 2 hours of mathematics, taught in Chinese, are added to the prescribed schedules;
    • 4 hours of Chinese language and culture, taught in Chinese, are added to the prescribed hours;
      Accessible section on file and maintenance.

 

From the 4th grade onwards, students can choose to join the Oriental Section

  • 2 additional hours of history and geography, taught in Chinese,
  • Section accessible to students who started Chinese in 6th grade. The best students of LV2 can integrate the SO in 2nd on the advice of the teaching team

 

The International Sections, devices of the French National Education, have for objectives:

  • To allow foreign students and French students to acquire together a training involving the progressive use of a foreign language in certain disciplines.
  • To facilitate the integration and reception of foreign students in the French education system and to train French students in the in-depth practice of a foreign language, in particular through the use of this language in certain disciplines.

 

What is the OIB (UK version)?

The British version of the OIB is an integral part of a Franco-British examination at the end of secondary studies. It combines the wide range of subjects taught and the rigor of the French Baccalaureate with additional subjects in English (A Level), in one degree. It is jointly certified by the University of Cambridge International Examinations and the French Ministry of National Education. This degree is recognized in France and Great Britain for admission to the university. It requires equivalent academic and linguistic knowledge in English and French.

What is the OIB (Chinese version)?

 

Language Certifications

As part of its language policy, the LFIP offers optional certifications in English, Chinese, French and Spanish for a diversified, reliable and recognized assessment of the level acquired in each language. The LFIP is the official exam center for Cambridge English Language Assessment, HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi), DELF and DELE.

During each school year, the LFIP organizes at least one exam session for each of these certifications.

CECRL : The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

Links: British OIB ( http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/images/153403-international-option-of-the-french-baccalaureate-oib-british-version-french-translation.pdf )