For ages 5-10, GS, CP to CM2 (3 hours per week) equivalent to Years 1 – 6 (UK), Kindergarten – 5th Grade (US)
The Wednesday Programme is held at Pasteur Primary School, Avenue Auguste Dutreux, La Celle-Saint-Cloud (78170) from 9.00-12.00pm on Wednesday mornings. The lessons are taught by English-speaking teachers and our programme is based on the British curriculum. The children sit the same Entrance exam in English as the candidates for the Integrated and Externé programmes.
These classes give English-speaking pupils attending other schools the opportunity to study and express themselves solely in English, which for many is like a breath of fresh air, as the small class sizes encourage oral activities as much as possible. It is an ideal solution for children who
– live too far away for the integrated/externé programmes
– for those children who need to work hard on improving their French.
It is essential to have at least one English-speaking parent/care-giver at home; the child needs to have sufficient exposure to English as 3 hours a week on its own is not enough to maintain a fluent level of English (written and spoken).
Apart from discussing study books, pupils share their past week’s news, as well as talking about current affairs. Written work consists primarily of creative writing, comprehension and grammar exercises. The children read and study various novels as a group and are encouraged to read English books at home. Our English library is growing rapidly and the children are welcome to take books home every week.