Languages: our greatest asset
Our Secondary School provides a multilingual and multicultural education with three language sections:
- Dutch language section
- English language section
- French language section
From Year 1 onwards, all Secondary School students study 3 languages:
- Language 1 or mother tongue: Dutch, English, French or German (main language of the student’s language section or mother tongue; conditions apply)
- Language 2 (first foreign language): English, French or German
- Language 3 (second foreign language): Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or any other European language
Languages 1 and 2 are taught by native speakers (or equivalent).
Students can study a 4th language as of Year 4 and a 5th language as of Year 6.
Most of the courses are instructed in the language of the language section. Art, music and physical education are instructed in English.
To develop the students’ second language skills to its maximum potential, a part of the curriculum is instructed in the second language of the student.
More information about the Basic proficiency levels on the website of the European Schools, section Pedagogical documents.