Since 2020, the French school in Warsaw is offering a unique linguistic and cultural curriculum for students interested in learning in depth Polish language. This program is open to all pupils enrolled at the elementary school starting from the first grade (CP), as well as to middle and high school students with a very good level of Polish.
All elementary school students (from CP to CE2) are eligible to join the International Section (IS) without prerequisites. For higher levels of elementary, middle and high schools, it is recommended to have a sufficient level of Polish to be able to attend the courses.
The IS program is defined by the French Ministry of Education and is based on an in-depth practice of the Polish language, particularly with regard to Poland’s cultural heritage.
> In elementary school, the main objective for young children is to develop their interest in the Polish language, particularly through books, which contribute to the pupils’ cognitive and creative thinking processes in this language. Students acquire new skill in four main areas: oral expression, reading and written comprehension, written expression, as well as literary and artistic culture. This early exposure to the Polish language will enable students to address important themes of intercultural dialogue at the secondary level.
> In middle and high schools, IS students receive additional instruction in language, literature, and history-geography. In history-geography, two hours are taught in Polish, with a focus on the particularities of the History of Poland and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, while following the requirements of the French program. In terms of language courses, IS students have four hours of Polish classes, compared to only two hours for LFV students learning Polish as a mother tongue. The aim of the International Polish section is to promote Polish as a language of communication. By participating in this program students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for evolving later on in a bilingual or even multilingual environment.
> In elementary school:
> In middle and high schools:
Barbara Subko, coordinator of the International Section at the middle school/high school:
Dorota Szymańska, coordinator of the International Section at the elementary school: