LM PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
"To have another language is to possess a second soul."
Langues et Multimédia distinguishes itself from other programs in many ways.
1. MORE ENGLISH
In case you hadn't noticed, we take English very seriously, hence why this website is almost 100% written in Shakespeare's language.
By joining Langues et Multimédia, students benefit from 8 enriched-English periods of 75 minutes instead of the usual 6 offered by all the other schools of our area over a 9-day cycle. It means English almost every day! Please note that non-enriched English classes only get 4 periods, no matter what school you go to. Thus, we are offering 33% more English than other enriched programs and twice as much as regular classes. The program also continues at Pointe-Lévy School until the end of secondary and also offers extra English periods.
2. MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS
Our 8 periods of English are divided in two: 4 in class and 4 at the computer lab. The 4 periods in the computer lab are used to do multimedia projects in teams of 2 to 4 students where students absolutely need to interact in English only. Multimedia projects are used to reinvest the material covered in class through really interesting teenager-oriented projects; website building, movie image compositing, prevention ad, video infomercial, musical creation, video game design, 3D building and printing, 3D animation, coding, stop-motion, virtual reality arts, etc.
The main objective of Langues et Multimédia is to develop our students' creativity. Our broad definition of creativity is defined by these three elements:
-Finding innovative or original solutions to problems
-Act of creating something new
-Will to modify or change the world
Developing creativity brings a lot of other things; curiosity, autonomy, cooperation, motivation, an open mindset, judgment, courage, positive attitude and self-esteem. Creativity also triggers problem-solving mindset and the thought process. It enables students to better at school and to "think outside the box".
4. THE ENGLISH MONITOR
For more than a decade now, Champagnat School has been associated with the Odyssey Exchange Program which provides us every year with a native English monitor. Langues et Multimedia students get to have a full 75-minute period every cycle in subgroups of 10 with the English monitor to participate in fun interactive activities where they get to learn about the English culture and benefit from the input of a native English-speaker.
4. IN CLASS: EESL AND LITERATURE THROUGH A COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH
We are using the Moving Up student book series in class throughout secondary one and two. This material is widely used all around Quebec's schools offering enriched-English (EESL), no matter whether they are public or private institutions. Even if we like to use technology through the students' learning process, we also feel that classic literature should be part of our curriculum. Students will read novels from Dickens, Shakespeare and Irving as soon as secondary one and classic Gothic Tales from Poe or Stoker are parts of the secondary 2 curriculum. We also use the communicative approach throughout our teaching so students are constantly put into situations where they get to speak English. Our students are renowned to be excellent English speakers when they finish their journey with us.
5. TRAVELING: 100% ENGLISH
Students of Langues et Multimédia are offered with two exclusive trips; Boston in secondary one and Washington in secondary two. During these two four-day trips, students are required to speak English all the time as we are using this wonderful experience to evaluate our students' English in a real anglophone environment. The cost of these trips is about 450$ each and fundraising campains are offered to help you pay for those. The trips are not obligatory.
6. THE RIGHT LEARNING ATTITUDE
We pride ourselves in offering LM students with a both respectful and challenging learning environment. In order to maintain our standards, every student enrolled in the Langues et Multimédia program is expected to abide by the right learning attitude (RLA*). The RLA includes the following elements;
-In the English class, always speak English at the best of your capacities,
-respect the school rules and policies, respect other students and school staff
-maintain your grades above 60% in French, English and Math
-participate actively in your own learning; if extra help or support measure is offered to enable you to succeed (e.g. remedial -récupération), you need to take it.
STUDENTS AND PARENTS ARE REQUESTED TO SIGN A CONTRACT LISTING THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
*Repetitive failure to comply to the RLA may result in expelling the student out of the program.