All public schools of each member state can apply for accreditation as a CertiLingua school at the country’s educational authorities on the condition that they provide the learning opportunities necessary for students to fulfill the awarding criteria for the label.
Therefore schools are required to offer:
- courses in two or more foreign languages until teh end of upper secondary leading to at least level B2 of the CEFR
- bilingual or CLIL courses in one or more non-language subjects with a minimum of 70 full teaching hours (60 minutes) in the period of the last two years of upper secondary education
- instruction that focuses on European and international matters and serves as a starting point for face-to-face projects with students and partners from other countries, as defined by the CertiLingua Standards of Excellence in Intercultural Competences.
CertiLingua schools benefit from participating in the label in many ways.
- Prestige is added to the schools and their language departments
- European and international affairs shift into focus
- International face-to-face encounters are encouraged and gain in quality
- Continued foreign language learning is promoted
- Bilingual learning is strengthened.
THE CERTILINGUA NETWORK
CertiLingua Schools cooperate in the CertiLingua network. The network provides ample opportunity to
- find partner schools,
- look for companies and universities that support the idea of plurilingualism,
- exchange examples of good practice.
DOCUMENTS FOR SCHOOLS
The following documents have been designed to assist the CertiLingua schools in their work.
Schools – Applying to be a CertiLingua School
Schools – Administering the label
|Feedback Form for Schools||2013-14-EN||The form that must to be filled in annually by the schools|
Schools – Counseling of CertiLingua candidates
The CertiLingua schools can be found HERE