European School, Luxembourg II

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Coordinates: 49°37′39.31″N 6°09′13.96″E / 49.6275861°N 6.1538778°E / 49.6275861; 6.1538778

The second European School in Luxembourg was formally opened in 2004. A new campus was opened in 2012 on the border of the neighbouring communes of Bertrange and Mamer. Between 2004 and 2012 the Luxembourg II school consisted only of nursery and primary cycles. The secondary cycle was activated only at the Luxembourg I school. The nursery classes were hosted in the same building of the nursery classes of the Luxembourg I school in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, while the primary cycle was located in temporary prefabricated buildings (so called "Village Pédagogique"), also in Luxembourg-Kirchberg. The school educates pupils speaking the following language as mother tongue/dominant language:

  • Czech
  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Maltese (not a full program in Maltese; pupils choose English, French, or German as a main-language section)
  • Romanian (not a full program in Romanian; pupils choose English, French, or German as a main-language section)
  • Slovak (not a full program in Slovak; pupils choose English, French, or German as a main-language section)
  • Slovenian (not a full program in Slovenian; pupils choose English, French, or German as a main-language section)

The current Director of the European School Luxembourg II is Emmanuel de Tournemire (France), who replaced Paul Schiltz (Luxembourg), Director during the period 2004-2010.

A current controversy at the European School Luxembourg II is the treatment of the SWALS (Students without a Language Section; currently the Maltese, Romanian, Slovak, and Slovenian students) starting in sixth grade (first grade of secondaire in the French system). These students are placed in the English, French, or German section starting in the first grade, but starting with the sixth grade they are asked to take that language as a second language.

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