LIII language

Syllabus for all LIII courses 


The syllabus is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning and the European Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. It is based on work done by experts and conveys a harmonized common core in the field of modern languages ​​for the European Schools in its objectives, contents and methods, similar to those already used by many national systems. The syllabus presents the different language elements that students must acquire in order to use the language to communicate, and defines the knowledge and skills to be acquired for effective communication.

Didactic principles

  • The ability to listen, read, participate in a conversation, engage in continuous speech, and write must all be developed, but their respective weight varies according to the cycle.
  • Students will achieve ease and autonomy through the use of a range of resources including ICT (Information and Communication Technologies).
  • A good mastery of the language in context presumes a systemic vision of the language, progressively built.
  • Sociolinguistic competence should include in its development the recognition of linguistic registers, and allow the perception of linguistic variants.

Learning objectives for 1st cycle (S1-S3). Level reached A1 +

At the end of the first cycle, the pupil must be able to:

  • Understand familiar words and phrases relating to the immediate environment, when the language is spoken slowly and distinctly;
  • Read and understand short texts containing common words and phrases;
  • Participate in a conversation about familiar topics or common situations, with help if needed.
  • Describe in simple terms their immediate environment with basic references to the past and the future.
  • Write simple messages, notes and short letters about the familiar world.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and a basic understanding of the cultural area covered by the target language.
  • Relate elements of one’s cultural domain with some elements related to the cultural area of ​​the target language.
  • Discern and implement basic strategies for learning a language.
  • Implement basic skills and tools for learning the target language.

Learning objectives for the 2nd cycle (S4-S5). Level reached A2 +

At the end of the second cycle the pupil must be able to:

  • Understand a standard language spoken in a distinct way that relates to personal experience and broader areas of interest.
  • Read and absorb relevant information from texts written in everyday language, as well as literary texts.
  • Participate in a conversation and exchange information on familiar and progressively more general topics.
  • Orally describe in coherent terms their experiences, desires, plans; tell a story; briefly report on a film or book.
  • Write personal letters and simple, coherent texts about the familiar world, sharing experiences and impressions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cultural area covered by the target language, its society, current issues, literature and context thereof.
  • Know and use appropriate intercultural codes for speaking with speakers of the target language.
  • Choose from the most effective strategies available for organizing individual language learning.
  • Research, gather and process information from a wide variety of print and electronic resources to develop language skills.

Learning Objectives for the 3rd cycle (S6-S7). Level reached B1 +

At the end of the third cycle the pupil must be able to:

  • Understand the essentials of a more elaborate – but clear – spoken language in areas of interest and common topics.
  • Read, understand and analyze literary and non-literary texts.
  • Participate in a conversation about general topics and news, and express personal thoughts with sufficient fluidity and responsiveness.
  • Express themselves in a clear and detailed manner on a wide range of topics and provide an account of their opinions and plans.
  • Write clear and detailed texts, including letters, essays, and reports, that express points of view or impressions on a wide range of topics.
  • Demonstrate an expanded knowledge of the cultural area covered by the target language, its society, current affairs, literature and context thereof, as well as artistic creation in general.
  • Use a range of intercultural codes to respond to cultural stereotypes.
  • Gradually take responsibility for one’s own language learning.
  • Critically evaluate available resources and select the most reliable and suitable for specific projects and audiences.

Syllabus and attainment descriptors (Official Documents)

2010-D-49-en-6 Language III Syllabus

2017-01-D-38-en-3 Descriptors of Levels Achieved