Studying in French when you’re not a native French speaker – it is possible!
French As The Language Of Instruction (FLSCO) program is aimed at students who speak very little or don’t speak French, as well as those who are learning the French language who need to consolidate their skills.
Your child starts K1: the French language will be acquired by immersive learning. No special teaching is planned in FLSCO at this stage, but teachers will pay particular attention on their language skills.
Your child starts K2: the French language will still be acquired by immersive learning, a FLSCO teacher will be present in class to accompany non-French-speaking children in certain language activities.
From K3, Shanghai French School offers two FLSCO programs: the Intensive program for beginners and the Supplementary program for students who already have French language skills.
The Intensive program has a duration of two years, flexible according to the progress of the student. This program includes an hourly volume that varies according to the cycle or the grade.
For the first year of enrollment:
– 8h / week in K3
– 10h / week in elementary school (from Grade 1 to Grade 5)
– 12h / week from Grade 6 on
For the second year (and possibly the third year), the FLSCO 2nd year (or 3rd year) of Intensive FLSCO, the student has a follow-up of:
– 5h / week. in elementary school
– 6h to 8h / week in secondary school
The follow-up of the students can be done in class or outside according to the methods decided by the team of FLSCO teachers.
The Supplementary program is intended for students whose French language skill is not complete yet to independently follow all subjects in French. This program offers a weekly follow-up of 5 hours from K3 to Grade 12.
The 2 FLSCO programs are billable. The fees are voted each year during the General Assemble meeting.
This support structure in French responds to a concern of our teaching teams to facilitate the integration of all students into our system. It is part of one of the main axes of our school project, which is to support each student in a personalized way to better consider their needs and abilities.
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You can also help your child to learn the French language faster by involving him/her in sports, cultural or social activities in your area. A good level of French is absolutely essential for your child to succeed at school, to complete his/her training, build his/her future career and to succeed in society.