European Gymnasium offers two languages of instruction (English and Russian in years 5-11) and focuses on language arts starting in Pre-K (junior group of kindergarten). The language porgramme implemented in the school is skill-based and incorporates the requirements of the International Baccalaureate, Cambridge exams and the Russian State Exam. Our students will receive an MYP certificate, the Russian State Exam certificate or the IB diploma.
We aim to develop student attributes and cultivate life-long learning through the student-centered approach. We emphasize interdisciplinary connections, inquiry-based units and critical thinking in our school.
We believe that reading is an essential part of education and have included 1 hour a week to develop students’ reading skills. In these classes primary students learn to read small texts, improve their pronunciation and construct meaning, while in the secondary school children study adapted and original works to acquire skills for basic literary analysis and appreciation of literature.
Cambridge exam center
As a Cambridge Preparation Center EG offers Cambridge exams to all students. They will receive the following Cambridge certificates:
Students who experience difficulties or have gaps in their knowledge on certain topics attend free consultations, which may also be used as exam-preparation time if a student shows interest.
Our students participate in Summer Schools in Great Britain offering various language and cultural programmes.
We use a variety of educational resources which include textbooks, worksheets, digital grammar, visual aids and interactive tasks of the British Council website.
Pre-K — K: Playway to English 1, Super Simple, Jolly English – Lear English Kids, Starfall
Grade 1: Playway to English 2, Super Simple, Jolly English – Lear English Kids, Starfall
Grades 2 – 9: Cambridge Global English series (stages 1-8), Cambridge exam preparation books (CAT, PET)
Grades 10-11: English Literature for the IB Diploma, David James — Сambridge University Press; English B for the IB Diploma, Brad Philpot — MacMillan, English B course companion, Kawther Saa’d AlDin – Oxford 2012; Ready for FCE — Roy Norris Coursebook; MacMillan — Exam Skills for Russia: Grammar and Vocabulary; MacMillan: Exam Skills for Russia: Practice test for the exam; New Opportunities Upper Intermediate (Michael Harris), Pearson Longman; ЕГЭ Устная часть, Почепаева Ф.В., Немыкина А. И. with interactive digital support.