ASEICA employs 40 teachers of varying nationalities but all with English as their mother tongue. Together, they make up the primary team, the English and Humanities departments and the Guidance department.
The Humanities department comprises 14 teachers coming from UK, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, Canada and the USA. Between us we have well over a hundred years of experience teaching in countries like America, UK, Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Kenya, and, of course, France. We also benefit from the fact that we have taught a variety of national and international exams, including the IB, British A levels, GCSE, IGCSE, and American Advanced Placement, as well as the French OIB. Furthermore, some of us have been examiners for the IB and OIB for many years and have experience in working for The European Council of International Schools accreditation teams.
We focus on preparing our students as broadly as possible for the International Brevet at collège level and the "Option Internationale du Baccalauréat" in the lycée. Thus, we supplement our programmes with Model United Nations (MUN) debate groups in both collège and lycée. During the last week of January, our lycée students participate in The Hague International MUN conference. We also strongly support activities like our annual International Day.
We enjoy our diversity, we enjoy our teaching and we enjoy our schools. We look forward to adding to our numbers - both students and teachers - as our international section grows.
ASEICAs English teachers are key elements in our well established and successful bilingual programme. We add to the students already rich linguistic experience with the French education system by teaching non-English speakers to speak English and by maintaining national system English programmes for our native English speakers.
We are a successful group, most proud of our ability to bring all levels of English speakers to levels of English that allow them an academic use of the language, a level that gives students not only proficiency with the language but also an understanding and appreciation of literature. Several of us also teach theatre across the age range and manage stage productions for ASEICA students of all ages from 6 to 19!
We come from the United States, England, Canada, Ireland and Australia,and our years in France have been preceded, for many of us, by periods in other international schools in many countries. Experiences in Turkey, Venezuela, Italy, Holland, Malta and Switzerland, among others, have helped us form a strong understanding of our students own international experiences. We have taught English in other OIB programmes, IB programmes and in our many national systems. Three of us began over twenty years ago with the founding of the OIB programme at the Centre International de Valbonne. Some of us have watched our graduating classes grow from seven students to the expected group of 139 in 2011 ! And we very much appreciate our newer and younger staff members.
We are a dynamic department, continually evaluating and building our programme. The growth and success of it demand this.
"We enjoy our diversity, we enjoy our teaching and we enjoy our schools."
Head of Humanities
Lycée Head of English:
Collège Head of English: