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Bilingual French / Occitan schools

Old Nov 17th 2023, 6:25 pm
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Some schools in the Dordogne region look really interesting and offer a bilingual French / Occitan curriculum. While Occitan is probably not a 'useful' language, I see no harm in a bilingual education and a third language (English) at home. (Kids are 3+5). As parents we speak enough French to communicate with the school (all correspondence is in French). Does anyone have kids at such a school? Any thoughts on the education offered?
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Originally Posted by Fivetofive
Some schools in the Dordogne region look really interesting and offer a bilingual French / Occitan curriculum. While Occitan is probably not a 'useful' language, I see no harm in a bilingual education and a third language (English) at home. (Kids are 3+5). As parents we speak enough French to communicate with the school (all correspondence is in French). Does anyone have kids at such a school? Any thoughts on the education offered?
I see no harm in learning a regional language in Primaire either, except that, as you say, Occitan isn't exactly a useful language. In my daughters' day, there was only English "initiation" in their Primaire, but there was an option "Occitan" in their Secondary school. As they were already doing English and German, both opted for Latin, more useful for understanding other languages. Those who chose Occitan did so, because their grandparents still spoke it at home and it was a "family" thing.
You'll have time to consider this aspect, during the year that your elder will be in Maternelle!
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