Bilingual Program- UPAEP HIGH SCHOOL
Our bilingual educational program prepares students, in a three year high school program, to have a high level performance in English within an academic context; in other words, students develop all the linguistic competences (both comprehensive and productive skills) in order to acquire the different curricular contents through a foreign language. In order to achieve this goal, it is compulsory to take Mathematics, History, Business and Science as well as two subjects related to general training in English.
The language acquisition courses provide the basis for the development to improve the use of English with native English speaking teachers working under the Language B program proposed by the Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate. Due to the interrelationship mentioned, the Bilingual Program covers 60% of the curriculum, offering the possibility of obtaining the IB Bilingual Certification, in its two programs (Diploma and Career-related).
Using a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), students progress simultaneously in the acquisition of the a foreign language as well as the learning of disciplinary contents. It is mandatory to show evidence of a pre-intermediate level in the admission process in order to be admitted into the Bilingual Program.
In addition, the Bilingual Program enables students not only to achieve three different degrees of competency, according to the Common European Framework of Reference, but strengthens their learning through experiences provided by the Summer Academy in Oklahoma, Canada and Seattle, and also enables students to complete the TOEFL certification at the end of the three year high school program.
In this way, upon graduation, students will be qualified to take advantage of all exchange programs and residencies abroad that UPAEP offers to more than 30 countries in the five continents, in addition to the possibility of studying a third language.