The Jean-Dupuy secondary school in Tarbes continues its international opening

Erasmus programs, opening of a new European Spanish department: the comprehensive secondary school is strengthening its linguistic and international exchange offer.

High school Jean-Dupuy weaves its web on the world map. The establishment has just obtained Erasmus+ accreditation “which allows students of the first general baccalaureate to follow part of their education (about four weeks) at partner colleges abroad”, such as in Germany north of Munich, in Spain in Zaragoza and in Ireland in Dublin,” underlines director Cyrille Courade. In return, the students of these institutions are welcomed to Jean-Dupuy. “Exemplary collective work carried out by foreign language teachers” welcomes the director.

After passing an additional oral examination for the baccalaureate in the discipline taught in a foreign language, new baccalaureate holders will be distinguished with a mention of “European and international mobility” on their diploma, an asset to be emphasized when formulating of their wishes in the context of the Parcoursup platform.

History-geography taught in Spanish

Good news never comes alone: ​​the secondary school will open a European Spanish section next school year, with a non-linguistic discipline, in this case history-geography, which will be taught in the language of Cervantes.

“The teacher of the relevant field has obtained a certificate to teach a foreign language,” Cyrille Courade explains. A few years after the creation of a first European-English section in physics-chemistry, which has about a hundred students from the second to the last year, this new course strengthens the “European openness and international influence” of the versatile secondary school, according to Cyrille Courade.

“In addition, all our students have the opportunity to travel abroad. However, high school students enrolled in European sections are given priority in the Erasmus system, depending on their motivation and their language level. This mobility is also open to students who follow flamenco guitar “clubs” in Spanish or sustainable development in English, which complete our language offer,” explains the director, who also announces the opening of an Occitan option in the second grade in the next school year, in collaboration with Paul College-Eluard

Another very significant example of the establishment’s policy of international openness: the “Adopte Diplomat” educational project led by a second-grade English teacher, in collaboration with the American Embassy in France, and focused on the 80th anniversary of the landings in Normandy.

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