Bilingual education/IB programs

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AT OUR PROGYMNASIUM

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The preparations at Kaunas Jurgis Dobkevičius Progymnasium for the implementation of the International Baccalaureate programmes (Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP)) is based on an overall education, the premise of which is that the world is an integrated whole, where everything is connected. The goal is a physical and spiritual unity of the student with the education directed towards a harmonious contact with the world.

On December 14 and 19, 2018 Kaunas Jurgis Dobkevičius Progymnasium was approved as a candidate for the PYP and MYP programmes of the International Baccalaureate.

The preparation for the implementation of PYP of the International Baccalaureate at Jurgis Dobkevičius Progymnasium includes teaching English to the 1st grade students and allocating additional hours for the 2nd grade students to hone their language skills. The Primary Years classes include English concepts and terms, thus integrating the English language into the subject. The educational content is merged with emotional growth and development of values.

On the academic year of 2018-2019 the Progymnasium started implementing tandem education.  On the mutual agreement between the Boston Lithuanian School, USA, and ten students of the Progymnasium between the ages of 6 and 10, a harmonious collaboration is established, where students will develop Lithuanian and English language skills by implementing tandem education.

A project for the integration of information technologies into primary education programmes was launched in academic year 2018-2019. The project in our Progymnasium is based on the overall education. The educational content includes research and projects that are presented by the primary school students at the annual natural science research conference in spring.

In September 2018 Jurgis Dobkevičius Progymnasium formed two preparatory classes for the International Baccalaureate (Pre-IB) dedicated to the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The lessons for these classes mostly take place in English, natural sciences are taught in an integrated way, multilingual education is implemented (French, German, Russian, Japanese) and technological development includes making model aircrafts. This education programme also encompasses social and emotional development of students as well as year-long projects that are presented at a project fair taking place in May.

Pre-IB programme class is intended for the 5th grade students to prepare for the Middle Year Programme, MYP (from the 6th to the 10th grade) of the International Baccalaureate. Pre-IB class at Jurgis Dobkevičius Pro-gymnasium in 2018-2019 include 50 students (33 males, 17 females). The school is also attended by 9 students who have returned from abroad.

Jurgis Dobkevičius Progymnasium is implementing the AIESEC project – a 12-day training course where 3 foreign trainees together with students from various classes implement a programme dedicated to the development of language skills and social and leadership competences.

The international projects of the Progymnasium are integrated into global activity of the International Baccalaureate. As a part of an international student exchange programme, a part of the educational process takes place in foreign schools. For such exchange the Progymnasium also welcomes students from our partner schools in Japan and Czech Republic; we are also working towards the exchange with schools in France and Israel.

PRIMARY AND BASIC EDUCATION

Bilingual teaching (English/Lithuanian) and Preparation for Baccalaureate PYP/MYP programs 

Age 6-7 years. Grade 1
Preparation for Baccalaureate program (English/Lithuanian) / Bilingual teaching (English/Lithuanian)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English for 1th grade students starting from September 2019. Program will last till 2020.

The teaching curriculum is prepared and based on International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) philosophy.

Required Lithuanian language learning. Main subjects (Lithuanian language, Math, History, Ethics, Arts, IT, physical) are taught in Lithuanian, but teachers and teacher assistants are ready to give instructions in English.

Graduates will continue learning in IB PYP classes.

Required minimum Lithuanian language learning. Each child case can be discussed.

International Baccalaureate program(English/Lithuania)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English, based on IB PYP curriculum will be available from September 2020.

 

Age 7-8 years. Grade 2
International Baccalaureate program (English/Lithuanian)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English, based on IB PYP curriculum will be available from September 2020.

 

Age 8-9 years. Grade 3
International Baccalaureate program (English)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English, based on IB PYP curriculum will be available from September 2020.

 

Age 10-11 years. Grade 4
International Baccalaureate program (English)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English, based on IB PYP curriculum will be available from September 2020.

 

Age 11-12 years. Grade 5
Preparation for Baccalaureate program (English/Lithuanian) / Bilingual teaching (English/Lithuanian)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English for 5th grade will start in September 2018. Program will last till 2020.

The teaching curriculum is prepared in IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) philosophy.

Required Lithuanian language learning.

Main subjects (Lithuanian language, Math, History, Ethics, Arts, IT, physical) are taught in Lithuanian, but teachers and teacher assistants are ready to give instructions in English.

Graduates will continue learning in IB MYP classes.

Each child case can be discussed.

International Baccalaureate program (English/Lithuanian)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English, based on IB PYP curriculum will be available from September 2020.

 

Age 12-13 years. Grade 6
Preparation for Baccalaureate program (English/Lithuanian) / Bilingual teaching (English/Lithuanian)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English for 6th grade will start in September 2019. Will last till 2020.

The teaching curriculum is prepared in IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) philosophy.

Required Lithuanian language learning.

Main subjects (Lithuanian language, Math, History, Ethics, Arts, IT, physical) are taught in Lithuanian, but teachers and teacher assistants are ready to give instructions in English.

Graduates will continue learning in IB MYP classes.

Each child case can be discussed.

International Baccalaureate program (English/Lithuanian)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English, based on IB MYP curriculum will be available from September 2020.

Will be possibility to learn as second foreign language French, German language, attend Japan language club.

 

Age 13-14 years. Grade 7
International Baccalaureate program (English/Lithuanian)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English, based on IB MYP curriculum will be available from September 2020.

Will be possibility to learn as second foreign language French, German language, attend Japan language club.

 

Age 14-15 years. Grade 8
International Baccalaureate program (English/Lithuanian)

Kaunas J. Dobkevičius Progymnasium

Teaching in English, based on IB MYP curriculum will be available from September 2020.

Will be possibility to learn as second foreign language French, German language, attend Japan language club.

IB classes 2019/2020 school year

 

Paskutinis atnaujinimas: 2019-03-24