Bilingual Education

RTL Klub TV channel recently made a short film about bilingual education focusing on the work of the Program. It aired at 9:35am on Sunday, November 5, 2017.


Bilingual Education





Our Kindergarten videos:


Videos about our Primary School Program:

End-of-year Interviews

At the end of every school year, each child in the Program completes an interview with their main class teacher. Here are two good examples, both filmed at the end of Grade 8, one from Bianka (2014) and one from Katinka (2016). Both girls started in our kindergarten program at the age of three; neither family lived abroad, nor was either family bilingual. So while both Bianka and Katinka were very good students, they are also in many ways average representatives of our program.


Bianka, 2014
Katinka, 2016





These videos are good examples of what we mean when we say that our program is bilingual. We co-teach: we switch languages multiple times within a given lesson, and the children use the language targeted for the given exercise – yet both teachers are actively involved in the lesson, whether in a leading or a supporting role.

These videos are also good examples of the type of methods we employ. We emphasize activities that are interactive, enjoyable and communicative. We also integrate content and language in order to provide an environment rich in English language, culture and subject content – so that for our students, English is not primarily a subject but a natural communication tool.

In the mathematics clip, we see a targeted review lesson with activities designed to practice both math content and language. We also see two different types of teacher demonstrations.


In the science clip, we see the presentation of new material with very tightly integrated co-teaching and no repetition of material. Students are engaged intellectually and, in Part 2, physically as well.


Párban tanítás/Co-teaching


Tutorials are an ideal setting for consolidating and further developing students’ skills and knowledge.

In the first example below, filmed in November of 2016, a typical lower school grouping of four students, in this case in Grade 1, collaborates to practice math with their teacher, focusing on key mathematical concepts and expressions, and even pronunciation.


In the second segment, from the same tutorial, the students focus on speaking skills while reviewing vocabulary from their classwork that week. They begin with a fast-paced passive reception activity and then move on to spoken production. One thing to notice is how the children pass key information between themselves in English, rather than reverting to their native language. Miss Jenny also uses personalization to keep the children energized and on task.