Escola Secundária de Pinheiro e Rosa

Author(s): European Schoolnet
Institution/Organisation: Escola Secundária de Pinheiro e Rosa (PT)

1.    Profile of school

1.1 Main characteristics

The Escola Secundária de Pinheiro e Rosa is a large mixed upper secondary school with a pupil population of 940. It is state funded and located in an urban setting in Faro, Portugal. It offers a broad curriculum as well as a wide base of extra curricular activities.

1.2    Language teaching in the schools

The language of tuition in the school is Portuguese, which is the mother tongue of the pupils. The taught foreign languages in the schools are English, French, German and Spanish. German and Spanish is taught for beginners while English and French is taught to upper intermediate level. All pupils study at least one language and some of them study two foreign languages, depending on the courses they are studying.

There are no language assistants employed in the school, but all classrooms are equipped with computers and projectors, which are extensively used in language lessons. There are exchange programmes for teachers only, mainly with Spanish schools, but also some with Italian and Polish schools.

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