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First Language Programme (FLP)

Introduction – The British School Warsaw and Languages


At The British School Warsaw we deliver a British-style international education, based on the English National Curriculum, through the medium of English. In addition we support Polish Nationals in fulfilling their obligations to the Polish Education Authority by providing Polish as a First Language lessons for Native Speakers from Year 1 to Year 11, and preparing students for important external Kuratorium examinations in several subjects. Our Second Language offer includes Polish for Non-Natives from Year 1 to Year 11, and French, German or Spanish from Year 4 and beyond. Please see the organizational chart attached at the bottom of this page to see our offer.

With over fifty different nationalities represented at the school, we are very keen to promote First Language Learning amongst our community, and have therefore set up a First Language Programme (FLP). This is a voluntary, parent-led programme which takes place after school and is funded by the parents of participating students. The school supports the FLP through offering the use of its facilities and advertising the offer to the parents of potential participants. The FLP is coordinated through parent Language Coordinators for the separate languages, with a dedicated member of the TBSW staff in a coordinating and facilitating role. Please read on for further details.


Our First Language Programme (FLP)


The broad aims of the First Language Programme (FLP) are to:

  • support the development of First Language acquisition amongst the diverse linguistic communities of The British School Warsaw(TBSW);
  • promote the study of the culture and society of the country / countries where the language is spoken;
  • encourage links and networking opportunities between members of these communities in Warsaw.


The FLP is:

·         voluntary and parent-led and runs on Tuesday afternoons after school unless agreed                     otherwise;

·         outside of, but complimenting, the school’s curriculum;

·         funded and resourced by the parents of participants;

·         coordinated through parent Language Coordinators for the separate languages;

·         respectful of any conditions placed upon it by TBSW, including Health & Safety issues,                    Waivers and any other administrative requirements. 


The Role of Parents is to:


·         appoint a FLP coordinator for the programme to liaise with the School’s point of contact;

·         find instructors either from the school parent body or wider community;

·         fulfil all administrative obligations prior to the commencement of the sessions;

·         ensure regular attendance amongst participants;

·         liaise with the school through the Language Coordinator on all matters relating to                           the operation of the group;

·         communicate any issues requiring the school’s attention through their Language                             Coordinator;

·         regulate all financial matters relating to the costs of the group internally via the Language           Coordinator.


The Role of the TBSW is to support the FLP through:


·         allocation of classrooms to host lessons;

·         provision of an agreed range of resources, including computer access, to enhance delivery           of lessons;

·         appointment of a FLP Coordinator as a first point of contact and to assist in coordination             of the programme;

·         advertisement and active promotion of the programme to current and prospective                         members of the school community;

·         continuous review of the ways in which it can further assist with and develop the FLP.


FLP Coordinator Contact Details 2015 / 2016


Coordinators are very happy for you to contact them by email for the purposes of registering interest in the group, therefore please find below the relevant details:







Mrs Claire Arnulf        




Mrs Emanuela Bove  




Mrs Patricia Sanchis





Parents wishing to organize further groups for languages not represented above should contact Mr Buss in order to find out how the school can help:



External Providers


The British School also hosts programmes targeted at Dutch, Korean and Swedish First Language Speakers. These follow closely programmes taught in the Native country.

Please contact the school if you would like more information.







Ries Poldervaart




Please contact the school for details



Claes Wargskog,





‘LEAP’ Programme


Our Learning Enrichment Activity Programme features opportunities throughout the year for students to take up a new language or extend their existing knowledge. Look out for the termly list of clubs and activities and sign-up sheets.


Organisation of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Offer 2015-2016