Facts and Questions

Facts and Questions2020-02-14T14:54:45+01:00
What are International Classes?2020-03-13T11:29:13+01:00

International Classes is a new branch of education in the Luxembourgish state-school system comprising Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School. Their aim is to provide a multilingual and multicultural education of high quality, within the Luxembourgish national system. Our International Classes make part of Lënster Lycée International School in Junglinster (LLJ), Luxembourg, where they started in September 2018.

What educational system do International Classes follow?2020-03-13T11:29:12+01:00

Although part of the Luxembourgish state educational offer, the International Classes follow the European School structure, syllabi and curriculum in general. Lënster Lycée International School is an Accredited European School and aims at leading its students towards the European Baccalaureate (EB) Diploma.

What are the schooling cycles offered?2020-03-13T11:29:12+01:00

Kindergarten – 2 years, age 4-6 years

Primary – 5 years (p1 – p5), age 6-11 years

Secondary – 7 years (s1- s7), age 11/12-18/19 years

The above-mentioned age-groups are presented as standard minimums. For a variety of schooling reasons, it is not unusual that some pupils are a full year older than mentioned above.

How many Linguistic Sections do the International Classes have?2020-03-13T11:28:03+01:00

Three language sections: the Anglophone, the Germanophone and the Francophone.

What is a linguistic section?2020-03-13T11:28:03+01:00

Linguistic Sections of the European School system are defined by the dominant language used for the education of pupils in that section, e.g. in the Anglophone section pupils study English as their main language. This is the language they use for most subjects, therefore the language of the section (English, German or French) should be at mother tongue level or equivalent, for a pupil to be able to join that section.

Language 2 (obligatory throughout Secondary) and language 3 are separate subjects, and gain even greater importance, as pupils progress upwards in the Secondary School. Students joining the first year of Secondary School should have a reasonable level of language 2, equivalent to several years of exposure to the language – A1/2 level is desired. As from year 3 in Secondary (S3), the Human Science subjects are taught in L2 (first foreign language). Language 3 is introduced as a beginner’s language in the first year of the Secondary School and is obligatory in the curriculum until S5.

What criteria should pupils fulfill to enter one of the three sections?2020-03-13T11:28:02+01:00

Pupils should have completed the equivalent previous education to the year they are applying for; be of the right age group and – depending on the section chosen, have English, German or French as their dominant language of education and/or family environment. Priority is given to the catchment area around Junglinster.

Which classes will be offered in the school year 2020-2021?2020-03-13T11:28:01+01:00

Anglophone Section                                 Germanophone Section                         Francophone Section

Kindergarten                                                    Kindergarten                                                    Kindergarten

Primary P1-P5                                                  Primary P1-P5                                                  Primary P1

Secondary S1-S4                                               Secondary S1-S4                                              Secondary S1 – S2

At what age do pupils start different levels at the International Classes?2020-03-13T11:28:01+01:00

Question 4 refers to this matter. Furthermore, they follow a system of equivalence with different educational providers from Luxembourg, Europe and worldwide. Previous academic qualifications are preponderant to age. For a pupil coming from the Luxembourgish primary system, she/he should have completed the 6th year of the Primary, level 4.2, before being able to join the S1 in the Secondary School.

What are the school times for the International Classes?2020-03-13T11:28:00+01:00

Like for all the students of Lënster Lycée International School, the school day for the International Classes starts at 8 am and ends at 4 pm. Friday is a short day, ending at 11.35 hrs. Below is a typical timetable in the secondary school, cycle S1-S3.

Are there activities the students can be enrolled to after 4 pm?2020-03-13T11:28:00+01:00

Yes. Such activities are open to all students of Lënster Lycée International School. They start after school, from Monday to Thursday, and last until 18.30 hrs. A list of such activities organized in the current year can be found on the school site, under Extracurricular Supervision (http://lensterlycee.lu/actpa/).

Do students study Luxembourgish at the International Classes?2020-03-13T11:27:59+01:00

There is an obligatory 2 period/week of Luxembourgish lessons for all pupils in the Primary and Secondary. Besides, students of the International Classes mix with and share the same scholastic environment with Lënster Lycée National Classes students – an element which augments their exposure to the language of the country.

What is the procedure for enrollment in the International Classes?2020-03-13T11:27:58+01:00

Enrollment during the school year is not possible, unless it is a case of arrival into the country from abroad.

The opening of the enrollment period in a year is generally preceded by a presentation evening in the early spring, where interested parents and other partners are invited to participate. Here the school management presents the educational offer for the coming year, together with the aims and objectives of the Lënster Lycée International School. The last presentation meeting took place on January 30th for the Primary and February 6th 2020 for the Secondary in Lënster Lycée, at 19hrs.

Following this, an enrollment form can be found on the school site: Enrollment Form . Interested parents should complete the form, attach the required documentation and send it using the on-line registration. An enrollment form can also be printed and send by postal mail (or E-mail) or brought in person to the school secretariat. Email contact: secretariat@llj.lu . An update of the latest educational qualifications should be sent no later than end of June of the current school year.

Is there a school restaurant?2020-03-13T11:27:58+01:00

Lënster Lycée International School has a well-equipped student Restaurant and Cafeteria. The details of this service can be found on: http://lensterlycee.lu/restaurant-scolaire/

Is there school transport available. If so, from which areas and how much does it cost?2020-03-13T11:27:57+01:00

Lënster Lycée International School is served by an extensive network of free school transportation, the details of which are available at: http://lensterlycee.lu/transport-scolaire/

Where can one find more information about European and Accredited European Schools?2020-03-13T11:27:57+01:00

Further information is available at the official site of European Schools:

https://www.eursc.eu/en  and  https://www.eursc.eu/en/Accredited-European-Schools/About

Do International Classes offer teaching in a language 1, different from that of the above sections?2020-03-13T11:27:56+01:00

International Classes are willing to adapt their educational offer to match the needs of a vibrant multilingual and multicultural environment of present-day Luxembourg. Therefore, they aim to offer the students eligible for enrollment, the possibility to study as Language 1 (L1), a language which these students have been previously educated in, and which is not offered as L1 in any of our linguistic sections. It is the same model as the one used by the European Schools, called SWALS (Students Without a Language Section). This provision aims at helping students from families that have recently arrived in Luxembourg. SWALS provision implies the teaching of L1 at mother tongue level (4-5 hours/week), while the rest of the subjects takes place in the student’s L2 in one of our three linguistic sections. Creation of SWALS L1 classes will depend on the demand, and may be subject to number restrictions.

What are the Curriculum Subjects pupils study in the Secondary Observation Cycle (S1-S3)?2020-03-13T11:27:55+01:00
What Subjects will the students study in the Pre-Orientation Cycle (S4-S5)?2020-03-13T11:27:55+01:00
Use of Languages in the International Classes curriculum.2020-03-13T11:27:55+01:00
Where can I find the academic syllabi of different subjects?2020-03-13T11:27:55+01:00
What assessment criteria is used in the Secondary school reports?2020-03-13T11:27:55+01:00

Classes S1-S3 use the grades from the table below in their reports. As from S4 on, marks and half marks are used. In the last two years – Baccalaureate Cycle, marks with one decimal point are used. Reports given to parents/pupils per trimester or semester always contain a written comment by the subject teacher.

An important guiding principle – Self Evaluation.2020-03-13T11:27:55+01:00

A fundamental element of our work with the pupils of the International Classes is peer and self-evaluation. Our teaching philosophy is permeated by the principle that it is helpful for the pupils’ development to take learning into their own hands, as early as possible in their school life. Therefore, self-reflection with regard to the learning process is fundamental. Such reflection is harvested and encouraged by the Class and Subject teachers, and recorded at the start of the school year, as well as per trimester. Pupils have the possibility of making their target predictions in different subjects; follow the progress of their knowledge and timely reflect when improvement is needed. Pupils also develop their friendly critical spirit when given the opportunity to express a critical opinion in class, and get the tools to a healthy, social, argument-based debate. The help and encouragement of parents during the entire process is welcomed and considered very important.

Peer and self-evaluation aims at developing the above-mentioned skills in our pupils, but is clearly distinct from pupil assessment which, naturally, is an attribute of our teachers as course leaders.

Does the school administer an entry test to the International Classes?2020-03-13T11:27:54+01:00

No. However, given the specifics of the European School curriculum, it is in the best schooling interest of pupils who are new to such curriculum to be guided to the appropriate level, or language choice. For this purpose, upon presenting a completed file for admission, some applicants may be asked to take a language test (Language 1 or Language 2), and/or a Mathematics level test.

Wo bekomme ich die neuesten Informationen zum Thema Covid-19?2020-03-13T12:07:25+01:00

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Où puis-je obtenir les dernières informations sur Covid-19 ?2020-03-13T12:07:07+01:00

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Where can I get the latest information about COVID-19?2020-03-13T12:06:51+01:00

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Informations et recommandations!2020-03-13T12:06:36+01:00

Trouvez ici des informations utiles sur le coronavirus, y compris les mesures de prévention qui sont à respecter.

Information and recommendations!2020-03-13T12:06:20+01:00

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Mesures prises par le Conseil de gouvernement du 12 mars 2020 face au Coronavirus2020-03-13T12:16:25+01:00

En date du 12 mars 2020, le Premier ministre, ministre d’État, Xavier Bettel, a convoqué un Conseil de gouvernement extraordinaire, dédié aux mesures visant à faire face à la propagation du coronavirus.

Maßnahmen des Regierungsrates vom 12. März 2020 als Reaktion auf das Coronavirus2020-03-13T12:17:17+01:00

Am 12. März 2020 berief der Premier- und Staatsminister Xavier Bettel einen außerordentlichen Regierungsrat ein, der sich mit Maßnahmen zur Bekämpfung der Verbreitung des Coronavirus befasst hat.

Measures taken by the Government Council on 12 March 2020 in response to the Coronavirus2020-03-13T12:18:09+01:00

On 12 March 2020, the Prime Minister, Minister of State, Xavier Bettel, convened an extraordinary Government Council dedicated to measures to tackle the spread of the Coronavirus.

Wie trete ich mit dem Lënster Lycée in Kontakt?2020-03-16T16:23:23+01:00

Vom Montag, den 16. März an:
Sie können eine EMail an helpdesk@llj.lu senden oder über die Telefon-Nummer 276963-850, 276963-851, 276963-852 oder 276963-853 (08h00-12h00 / 13h00-17h00) anrufen.

Comment contacter le Lënster Lycée ?2020-03-16T16:22:40+01:00

A partir du lundi 16 mars :
Vous pouvez envoyer un courriel à helpdesk@llj.lu ou appeler le numéro de téléphone 276963-850, 276963-851, 276963-852 ou 276963-853 (08h00-12h00 / 13h00-17h00).

How do I contact the Lënster Lycée?2020-03-16T16:21:39+01:00

From Monday, March 16th:
You can send an email to helpdesk@llj.lu or call one of the telephone number 276963-850, 276963-851, 276963-852, 276963-853 (08h00-12h00 / 13h00-17h00).

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