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English at Scuola

Learning the English language, in addition to Spanish and Italian, allows the development of a multilingual and multicultural competence that favors the recognition of the differences and also of the richness that each culture and its language involve.

  • From the age of 2

    The ability to understand and communicate beyond our first language is an essential skill for the globalized world we live in. In early childhood, cognition, language and culture begin to develop. Within an intimate, relaxed and multicultural atmosphere, our educators introduce the English language in the classroom.

    Kids eventually get used to the new sounds and the pronunciation of words different from their mother tongue. During this initial phase of exposure and understanding, their inherent natural curiosity is fostered and they are motivated through the use of games and other recreational tasks such as storytelling, and songs

  • Primary School

    English teaching in Primary School establishes the foundations for students to develop and use the language as a means to communicate and expand their knowledge of the world around them.

    English is a communicative tool, in a content and project-based instruction, by which students study subjects such as History, Science, Language, Reading and Writing Skills, in a natural and communicative way, since Form 1.

    When students finish Form 6 they graduate from Primary school with an International Examination that certifies up to a B1+ CEFR level.


  • Lower And Upper Secondary School

    At secondary education level we promote both the understanding and use of English as a means to access knowledge and communication within a wide variety of contexts. Teachers provide students with contextualized input which may apply to their realities, match their own interests.

    A special emphasis is placed on learning a variety of genres and their characteristics.

  • International Exams

    An international examination is implemented by the end of the last year of Primary School so that students can graduate with an up to B1+ level certificate as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 

    In high school fourth graders have the chance to prepare for the ECCE B2 Cambridge - Michigan exam. 

    By the end of Grade 6 they have the possibility of achieving an ECPE (C2) Cambridge - Michigan certificate within the same CEFR Framework.