Immersion Concept

Linguistic immersion, which is at the heart of the mission of Vision School establishments, is an educative approach where students spend the majority of their school day in a language other than their mother tongue.

At Vision School, English is the immersion language and is taught as a mother tongue. Arabic, which is our students’ maternal language, will also be taught as a mother tongue. French, the third language learned at Vision School, is taught as a second language.

The preschool program advocated by Vision School is inspired by the pedagogical approach used in Canadian preschools. At the elementary and secondary grades, the Moroccan educational program will be respected but enhanced through dynamic language learning.

The program used and the time allocated to learning the Arabic language and the Arabic culture are the same as all other schools in Morocco. It is paramount for Vision School that the learning of other language skills in no way affects the development of Arabic competencies.

Since time spent in the classroom, which represents 30 hours per week, will be predominantly in English, students will generally communicate in this language while at school. This represents as many as 25 hours per week in preschool and more than 15 hours per week in elementary and secondary grades. As for French, which is a familiar language for the students, it will be taught at a rate of 3 to 5 hours per school week.

In teaching the Moroccan educative program in three languages, Vision School will offer Moroccan students a much wider range of choices when pursuing post-secondary academic studies.

At Vision School the students aren’t limited to learning languages, they live them!

Our Vision

In favoring the learning of languages at a young age, we offer students the opportunity to broaden their vision of the world and to give themselves tools to better interact in an increasingly diversified world. We not only offer students the privilege of learning new languages, but also the ability to communicate effectively and enrich themselves with the experiences and culture of others.

The benefits of learning a second language at a young age go beyond the ability to communicate effectively. While learning the linguistic structures of a new language, students are continuously building, comparing and making connections between these new structures and those of their mother tongue. Research on the concept of immersion shows that learning a second language at a young age has several positive benefits:

  • enhanced intellectual development;
  • flexibility in reflection;
  • more openness to other languages; and
  • increased listening capacity.
Our educational approach

To ensure students fully assimilate and progress well in the three languages taught at Vision School, we offer a 30-hour school week, a unique educational approach based on the transfer of knowledge from one language to another, and the active use of technologies. Special consideration is given to oral communications when students start learning a new language.

Entry into the world of writing takes place gradually and naturally beginning in preschool. Our young learners are exposed to multiple reading and writing opportunities in a variety of age appropriate contexts. These positive experiences will enable them to develop the skills and abilities needed to excel in reading and writing throughout their academic years.

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