Short version – Témoignage de l’Institution Saint-Pierre (Bourg-en-Bresse)

Short version – Témoignage de l’Institution Saint-Pierre (Bourg-en-Bresse)


One of our institution’s strong points lies in its international scope. We currently have two schools in our group: one school with a bilingual approach, starting from preschool where children have five hours of English class per week. So keeping in line with this school project, our secondary school also places emphasis on quality English teaching, up until sixth form thanks to additional English classes. We chose to prepare our students for Cambridge English exams in order for them to prove their English language ability within the English Studies programme. This allows us to prove our students’ oral and written English language skills within the framework of this programme. After having sat each English exam from an early age, we noticed our children had considerably built their vocabulary. They have also learnt common idioms in everyday English and they now speak much more fluently and spontaneously. I am a true fan of Cambridge English exams. I find that each paper matches all the basic skills to master a language. I like the fact that, for the listening exam, the candidates can hear a wide variety of authentic English accents – I believe this is extremely important for students. I can really tell the difference in sitting the different exams between the Preliminary and the Advanced, because when I sat the Preliminary exam, I was much younger, it was quite some time ago, it was my first official exam and I was a bit nervous. But throughout the years and the different exams, I have gained much more self-confidence and precision. Thanks to these exams, I am much more self-confident when I speak English Some of my friends have been accepted in universities abroad and are going on gap years with organisations thanks to Cambridge English exams. I believe having a Cambridge English certificate is more rewarding.

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