The Bilingual High School of Brescia defines itself as a High School of Human Sciences with an Economic-Social option and linguistic enhancement.
This is a five-year course of study that gives preference to the study of social sciences and legal-economic subjects in place of Latin, focusing on the learning of two EU foreign languages. The course, envisaged by the reform and proposed by the Marco Polo Institute, allows access to all universities and aims to provide quality, equitable and inclusive education.
The school offers learning opportunities for everyone; every single student is valued and encouraged to discover and seek new experiences and knowledge. To guarantee this, there are only highly trained and qualified teachers and an educational and serene environment.
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Conceived as a natural continuation of the BMSB bilingual lower secondary school, language enhancement is aimed at all those who wish to obtain an excellent command of English.
A fundamental requirement which is now required in all academic and work sectors, knowledge of the language facilitates communication and stimulates comparison between different cultures.
Hence the idea of integrating hours of in-depth study of the English language into the course of study, giving particular importance to mother tongue teachers.
In consideration of the importance of knowledge of foreign languages in general and English in particular, also for this course of study the following specific and targeted activities have been planned:
- 4 hours per week in the two-year period, 3 in the three-year period and 1 in the fifth year of English lessons with a mother tongue teacher, in addition to 3 hours of English lessons by the Italian subject teacher;
- hours of Physical Education per week with an English mother tongue teacher;
- study of some subjects in English: history and science in the two year period and history and physics in the three year period;
- possibility of taking the Cambridge language certification exams at the end of the second and fourth year;
- possibility of participating in language study courses abroad in spring and summer;
- possibility of attending a free course for newcomers who do not come from a bilingual secondary school or who do not have at least some knowledge of the language attributable to level B1 of the Common European Framework. This implies a 2 hour weekly course with a mother tongue teacher, which take place from January to June.
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