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Secondary school distance learning programme
At Secondary level, IIL-Online may be taught in English and/or French. Depending on the level of language proficiency, your child can choose the language of instruction in each subject. For 2022-2023 academic year, the distance learning programme is accessible for pupils aged 7 to 13.
The subjects taught are:
Modern languages (French and/or English)
Optional subjects on request: Art, Music or Sport
Through this method of teaching, the student also develops digital skills, in addition to the academic skills related to the curriculum.
The level of each subject taught is decided at the time of enrolment, in accordance with your child’s proficiency.
Based on the UK National Curriculum and the French National Curriculum, IIL-Online enables students to acquire common skills.
Marie Galmiche, Director of Secondary
Every day, the group coordinator, called “tutor”, supervises the students for a more in-depth follow-up of their schooling. In particular, they discuss the life of the group, their progress, the acquisition of knowledge as well as guidance.
This time of the day also aims to foster values of the school such as tolerance, respect, solidarity, mutual aid, empathy, etc.
If necessary, the tutor can also organise one-to-one meetings with the student.
Academic Year Organisation
The academic year is organised based on the IIL school terms and breaks. Depending on the geographical area and if the number of students allows, the calendar may be adapted according to local constraints.
The programme also includes two times when your child is present on campus:
Two days before the beginning of the school year to:
meet the teachers and students of the programme
acquaint with equipment and applications, assisted by ICT Trainers
take part in cohesion activities
Two days at the end of the school year to:
take stock of the year
take part in cohesion activities
If travel to IIL is not possible, some activities are organised online.
Assessments are regularly scheduled by teachers and two report cards are issued per year.
Zoom is the application used for all our videoconferencing lessons.
With its simple, modern and ergonomic design, this tool combines online meetings and secure instant messaging. It can be used on a computer as well as on a tablet or a smartphone.
In addition, Zoom offers a wide range of collaborative features:
screen sharing for presentations
interactive and collaborative whiteboard to allow brainstorming and structuring ideas from a distance
Participants can also use instant messaging during videoconferences to communicate in parallel with the meeting. In addition, Zoom provides customised backgrounds or virtual sets in which the user’s image is automatically integrated as they move.
An iPad and relevant accessories are provided by IIL at the time of enrolment.
The iPad is set up by the IIL IT Team. All the necessary applications and resources are directly installed on the device.
If you are unable to come to IIL before the beginning of the academic year, the equipment is sent to you and IIL ICT Trainers provides remote training in the equipment and applications.
Digital Learning Environment
The Learning Management System (LMS) chosen by IIL is NEO, developed by the company Open Digital Education. Hosted in France and Germany, in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), NEO is a reliable LMS, used by more than 5 000 French schools and academic services.
This tool allows you to:
follow your child’s schooling
correspond with the pedagogical team
communicate and share experiences with other learners via LMS group discussion tools
access class material uploaded by teachers
utilise various applications integrated by IIL to the LMS
Technical support is available for the use of the hardware and applications.
Tutorials are accessible to answer frequently asked questions and assist you in getting started.
The role of the legal guardians
You are regularly kept informed of your child’s progress and achievements by the teachers. It is essential that you support your child in their education, in particular by making sure that
they respect their daily schedule
they provide regular work
Depending on the age and the level of autonomy of the student, the necessary time of support may vary.
Programme for primary students
IIL-Online also offers a programme for children in primary school.