LM PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
"To have another language is to possess a second soul."
Langues Multimédia distinguishes itself from other programs in many ways.
1. (MUCH!) 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 creative lab. The 4 periods in the lab are used to do multimedia projects in teams of 2 to 4 students where students absolutely need to interact in English.
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.
Examples of recent years projects (for more, go to the LM1 page).
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. IN CLASS: EESL AND LITERATURE THROUGH A COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH
We are using CEC's 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 another North American city 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 650$ each and fundraising campains are offered to help you pay for those. The trips are not obligatory.
6. IS LANGUES MULTIMEDIA FOR YOU?
Let's find out! We have three questions for you. Answer honestly :)
First: do you like English?
You will have one 75-minute long period of enriched English 8 days out of 9, including the ones in the creative lab. All the major multimedia projects are done in English.
So of course, you have to like English. Now, liking English DOES NOT mean that you need to be very good in English when starting the program.
In LM, when it comes to English, it's okay to be shy, it's okay to be struggling and it's okay to be behind the average level.
Just as long as you are ready give your 100%, no matter what your level of English is, and that you are ready to learn and try, we'll gladly welcome you in and take you to higher levels, at your pace.
Second: do you like teamwork?
We are using the communicative approach through our teaching. This means that you will complete every multimedia project in teams of 2 or 3 students. This will allow you to speak English as you design wonderful creative art on creative softwares like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Game Maker, After Effects, etc. You may always choose your partner(s), as long as your team interacts in English.
If working in teams is something you don't enjoy much, you will not like your experience in Langues Multimedia.
Third: do you like trying new things?
Whether it's going on a trip away from home for four days, trying new technologies, acting in a video and collaborating with many other students, you will get exposed to a lot of new things while you are in LM.
We will open a lot of new doors and show you what's inside, but in the end, you will be the one stepping in these new places.
If you're curious, creative and if you are usually open-minded towards new experiences, LM is definitely for you.
So, is LM for you?