Foreign Language Department

At European School we aim to promote a language-learning culture; to instill a love of language learning in pupils, and to furnish all with the linguistic and cultural basis to forge their way in an increasingly multi-cultural and competitive work environment. We also aim to foster in pupils those skills inherent in learning a foreign language, which will benefit them throughout their education and in their working life beyond school. It has been established that language learning enhances a wide range of analytical, interpretive, and critical skills, which pupils will require for a wide range of career choices in later life.


Our department aims to foster and encourage enthusiasm and passion in the study of English language and literature. It recognizes pupils are empowered by an ability to command the language orally, in writing and through being able to understand fully what is written. English is not just a core subject, but the heart of our culture, spirituality and interaction with others.

The English Department strives to improve and extend pupils in five key areas of writing: crafting the language for effect; shaping writing to suit the purpose; organizing sentences and paragraphs; accuracy in punctuation and grammar; and appreciating and developing vocabulary.  For reading, pupils focus on understanding not only what is read, but also how the way a text is written and presented, depending on the context, adds meaning.



We follow the Edexcel syllabus for iPrimary.


  • Language immersion trips
  • External Langauge speaking competitions
  • External language music video competitions
  • Cultural day trips
  • Visiting theatre performances
  • Pupil-run language clubs in the Primary and Nursery School
  • German club with the native speaker
  • English film clubs
  • Foreign language poetry challenge
  • Vocabulary Bees
  • Foreign language reading challenge

European school German course is filled with fun, interactive language activities.

Students begin their introduction to German by focusing on the four key areas of language study:

  • listening,
  • speaking,
  • reading
  • Writing

Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations and task-based activities to reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is an emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students will become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts.


The Department of French and Francophone Studies at European school

French has for centuries been a major language of international culture, and the French literary and artistic tradition is of great historical significance.

Pupils understand and appreciate Francophone culture.

Pupils learn to understand, speak, read and write in French.


Russian is designed for students to acquire the fundamentals of pronunciation and grammar, practical vocabulary, and useful phrases of the Russian Language. The participants will be able to understand, read, write and speak basic Russian.

  1. learn Russian language at the elementary-advanced level (listening, understanding and speaking)
  2. enrich the vocabulary and be able to use new words for building sentences
  3. understand grammatical structures and pronunciation tips
  4. be able to use the language in different fields and situations, be able to interact and understand Russian-speaking people