We live in a globalized society in which all areas and fields of human endeavor are interconnected. Knowing different languages is essential for success in the competitive labor market that students will enter as young adults.
English- Cambridge English: The Monteverde English program teaches verbal and written skills that let students express their feelings, needs, and views correctly in English.
Throughout their Middle School years, students are given opportunities to practice English in a variety of topics. First-year deals mostly with History and Art, while second-year students are introduced to critical reading. Third-year Middle School students are taught to debate in English a wide range of subjects from classic literature to lifestyle choices.
We emphasize the five basic language skills: reading, writing, comprehension, grammar and oral expression. Teaching aids include the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students obtain their proficiency certification from Cambridge University.
The 1st year of Middle School, students are guided in preparation for the certification exam.
The Preliminary English Test is at the end of the school year. Certification is at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages currently accepted worldwide.
Middle School Students are coached in preparation for their certification exam. First Certificate in English by the end of the year. This is a B2 level certificate under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages currently the worldwide standard.
Workshops: Besides General English and standard subjects, during the three years of Middle School students regularly attend workshops: English course extensions in which a class is divided into smaller groups that receive personalized instruction for fluency, pronunciation, and grammar
French: Our program offers three levels of High School French as a third language. Topics focus on written and oral communication skills, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. After their third year of Middle School, students take the DELF (Diploma of French Language Studies) to determine their level of proficiency. This test is required by francophone universities and firms as evidence of a candidate’s ability in French.