The Twenty-First Century implies a globalized world in which students need to interact effectively and efficiently in English. Thus, the subject aims at strengthening three competences: Oral Expression and Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, and Written Expression, so as to provide our students with the tools they need to face present-day demands and challenges. Simultaneously, the subject promotes the use and the practice of soft and academic skills, aligning itself with the Villamarian values, mission, and vision to form young Catholic women.
We apply a mixed teaching method and a communicative and natural approach, based on international standards, which are focused on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The main objective is to boost our students’ language skills by accomplishing English Proficiency Exams certificates, such as the Cambridge Exams. Our students in 6th grade, 2nd junior high, 4th, and 5th high school take these exams, passing with merit.
Our students prove their command of the English Language by fluently expressing their opinions with well-supported ideas and arguments, not only orally but also in written form. They become independent and proficient users of the language by the end of their school life, ready to fulfill academic and professional goals, such as being acknowledged wherever they go and being admitted to universities worldwide.
The school’s journalism club or the VM News Club is made up of third, fourth and fifth year high school students, who are in charge of writing various articles to inform about the world’s current situation, what’s going on in the school and much more.