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Open Doors school is an excellent service for parents wishing to sustain English for their children while following the French school system.
Oct. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- Open Doors provides English literacy classes for English-speaking children. We are based in the western suburbs of Paris and have been operating since 1985. Our classes are compatible with the French school timetable and all our pupils attend French school. Over 90 children, aged 4-11 years old, are currently enrolled. We limit the teacher/pupil ratio to approximately 1 to 10. We employ only qualified primary school teachers who are native English speakers. They have wide experience of both an anglophone education system and bilingual children. All nationalities are welcome but good spoken English is required. Open Doors is a non-profit making association run by parents. Fees are kept to a minimum. There are both nursery classes and primary school classes.

Open Doors run both Nursery and Primary School Classes
Nursery Classes
Tuition starts at 4 years old.

4-5 years
(Maternelle 2)
Wednesday 8:45am - 10:45 am

Thursday 9:00am - 12:00 mid-day
5-6 years

(Maternelle 3)
Tuesday  9:00am - 12:00 mid-day

Wednesday 11:15am - 1:15pm

In 'Maternelle 2' the emphasis is on speaking and listening skills, in preparation for the more formal work in reading, which is introduced in 'Maternelle 3'.
We concentrate on building solid foundations for future progress in reading and writing through stories and drama, songs and rhymes, singing games and creative and play activities.
We aim to develop a confident 'I can do it' attitude towards reading in our pupils, which eases their entry into the 'CP' class of French primary school.

Primary School Classes
From nursery classes, children progress into Class 1 (in general when they enter  CP in French school) and can stay with us throughout primary school. They come one half-day a  week, on Wednesdays, when French primary school is closed.

Class 1 (CP   
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00 mid-day

Class 2 (CE1)   
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00 mid-day

Class 3 (CE2)   
Wednesday 1:15pm - 4:15pm

Class 4 (CM1)   
Wednesday 1:15pm - 4:15pm

Class 5 (CM2)   
Wednesday 9:00-12:00 mid-day

The work in our primary classes is, of necessity, more formal than in the nursery classes, but our low pupil/teacher ratio means that we can work individually with our pupils and adjust our expectations to their ability and aspirations.
We set a minimum amount of homework each week but are happy to provide more if parents request it.
The overall standard of the classes is high and children with no previous experience of written English may not be accepted at primary level. Our teachers will assess and advise any applicant. A small administrative fee will be charged.
At the end of their primary careers, almost all of our pupils are accepted into bilingual classes at local secondary schools.
How much does it cost?
Open Doors is a non-profit organisation. The fees go towards paying teaching staff and buying teaching materials.

2012/2013 academic year:

Maternelle €1550 (5 hours per week)

Primary €980 (3 hours per week)

The fees are paid in three installments, in September 1st, November 1st and February 1st.

There is a registration fee of 200 €, deductable from the final fees.

There is a 5% reduction for residents of St Nom la Bretèche.

Apply for Open Doors

If you would like to enroll your child in Open Doors, application form on website, and then send it to the Administrator at who will contact you shortly.
Phone:01 34 62 14 87
Tags:English literacy classes, English-speaking children, English Classes, France
Location:Saint Nom La Bretèche - Ile de France - France
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