European School, Luxembourg II
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The second European School in Luxembourg was formally opened in 2004. New buildings are currently under construction on the border of the neighbouring communes of Bertrange and Mamer. Opening of the new site is scheduled for school year 2012/2013. Until the opening of the new buildings, the Luxembourg II school consists only of nursery and primary cycles. The secondary cycle is activated at the Luxembourg I school. The nursery classes are hosted in the same building of the nursery classes of the Luxembourg I school in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, while the primary cycle is 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:
- 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.