The school

The Primary English School sets itself the objective of offering a bilingual education so that excellence is accompanied by a high level of innovation which is tied to awareness of the cultural heritage and the values that belong to other countries. Children are brought into contact immediately with the English language thanks to a environment that is rich in language stimuli and teaching staff that are specialist and who through the didactic outings and numerous workshop activities also, (such as IT, music, theatre, art, sport and environment education) develop their curiosity and the wish to make this vehicular means of communication their own.

Aims

The aims of the primary English school is to provide the boys and girls who attend the competitive advantage of Italian/English bilingualism irrespective of the family environment they come from: mastery of written and spoken English which is typical of an international school in the English language and the knowledge of written and spoken Italian that is identical to that of their peers who attend Italian elementary school.

Learning the Italian language and all the teaching that is foreseen in ministry programmes suffers in no way as compared to peers who attend schools with teachers who are only Italian native speakers. On the contrary, many scientific studies indicate that early exposure to a multilingual environment contributes very positively to cognitive development in general.

School Objectives

The objectives to be achieved are as follows:

  • make available an experience of bilingual instruction that is successful and motivating to all the pupils;
  • allow all students to learn successfully by imparting teaching in the Italian and the English language, without prejudicing the learning of any specific subject, or the Italian language;
  • allow all pupils to develop their knowledge, attitudes and skills so as to facilitate their taking an active part as citizens in a global community

Special emphasis is placed on teaching the following content:

  • respect for self and for others
  • self esteem
  • a high degree of responsibility
  • good capacity for interaction with the people and the environment around them and where they find themselves acting
  • good use of their critical and evaluation skills concerning the limits and resources of their interlocutor and the environment where they have to act.
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