From Year 3 to Year 6, the day is divided into two halves: if morning classes are held in English, afternoon classes will be in French, or vice versa. Each student therefore has two main teachers: one English-speaking and one French-speaking. Maths, French, and history are taught in French while English, science and geography are taught in English. Art and PE may be taught in both languages.
We use a combination of classic methods that have stood the test of time (syllabic approach to reading, chronological approach to history, regular poems, grammatical analysis from Year 2 up, etc.) and ‘active’ pedagogy (manipulation of material and practical experience, group work, respecting each student’s individual rhythm, etc.).