"English spoken!" Presenting the first bilingual Montessori primary school in Austria.
One of the aims of this ambitious school type is for the children to make a foreign language their own. With the help of appropriately trained educationalists, the children are "immersed" in a new world of language. The de la Tour Montessori school learning space was set up in the 2009/10 academic year with one class and nine children. The school's innovative reform-pedagogy concept provides individual and skills-focused teaching. Starting from the 2011/2012 academic year, English is offered as equal-status second teaching language, thus making the school the first bilingual Montessori school in Austria. The huge demand has led to a rapid increase of pupil numbers. In the 2012/13 academic year, as many as 70 children in four school grades will be benefitting from this special educational opportunity.