Who are our lycée students?
A typical section class in lycée is composed of a rich mixture of students from very different backgrounds. Approximately 50% will be students of purely francophone origin who have been in the section since 6ème and whose excellent level of English now means they can be considered bilingual and attend classes with their anglophone peers.
A seconde class with Mrs. Defrasne and Tess
The other 50% includes a number of students from totally anglophone families. Some of these may have lived in France all their lives while others may have arrived in the area relatively recently or be boarders. Other students come from Anglo-French families and have therefore been bilingual from an early age. Some will have followed the ASEICA programme right up from primary. There is also a small minority whose first language is neither French nor English and who are therefore tri- or even quadrilingual!
Whatever their individual backgrounds, the students bring their own particular strengths to the programme and benefit from the group's rich cultural diversity.