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A school in two languages

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The language of instruction is the primary language used to teach subjects other than foreign languages. The notions "French Section" and "English Section" donate the primary teaching language used in the section. All students are given the opportunity to acquire both languages, with an aim to a bilingual outcome at our bilingual school.
  • Description
The admissions process defines the section to which the student is to be assigned. The final choice takes into account the preferences of students and their parents, and their  proven capacities.

French and English school in Geneva


The choice of  a French or English curriculum can evolve over time as a result of the emphasis given to the teaching of English and French as foreign languages in both sections. Language support is available to match the needs of non-native French speakers in the French section and non-native English speakers in the English section. Particular attention is given to the requests of families of non-native French speakers who choose the French section to facilitate their integration into the local community.

French or International Baccalaureate Diploma


Students who have attended IIL from Primary level can choose to study for either the French Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (in English).

Students acquire a high level of French and English


A number of possibilities are offered to enable students to master both teaching languages, such as through immersion in Sport, Music, Art, History, Geography, Media Studies, and Science lessons. Furthermore, students in the English section can take French as an IGCSE or IB examination, and those in the French section can join their counterparts in the English section for English language and literature classes.

Our private school careers advisors guide students in the French programme through the processes required to continue their studies at university level in English. Similarly, English section students receive guidance if they wish to pursue tertiary studies in French.
  • Description
    The admissions process defines the section to which the student is to be assigned. The final choice takes into account the preferences of students and their parents, and their  proven capacities.

    French and English school in Geneva


    The choice of  a French or English curriculum can evolve over time as a result of the emphasis given to the teaching of English and French as foreign languages in both sections. Language support is available to match the needs of non-native French speakers in the French section and non-native English speakers in the English section. Particular attention is given to the requests of families of non-native French speakers who choose the French section to facilitate their integration into the local community.

    French or International Baccalaureate Diploma


    Students who have attended IIL from Primary level can choose to study for either the French Baccalaureate or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (in English).

    Students acquire a high level of French and English


    A number of possibilities are offered to enable students to master both teaching languages, such as through immersion in Sport, Music, Art, History, Geography, Media Studies, and Science lessons. Furthermore, students in the English section can take French as an IGCSE or IB examination, and those in the French section can join their counterparts in the English section for English language and literature classes.

    Our private school careers advisors guide students in the French programme through the processes required to continue their studies at university level in English. Similarly, English section students receive guidance if they wish to pursue tertiary studies in French.
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