Teaching principles

Teaching Principles

English is used as a language of instruction in all subjects: In the first school year (grade 5) teachers use bilingual teaching in German and English.  We do not require any previous knowledge in English is case German is the mother tongue of the student. English teaching materials are adapted by the teachers to suit the level of the students. In the senior classes, pupils work with authentic resources.

Use of English teaching materials: To provide for an authentic language experience, we provide teaching materials originally written in English, which we import from the US and GB.

Use of language assistants: They encourage students to try out new words and structures. These situations promote natural conversation with native speakers and the students have the opportunity to practice English in practically all of the subjects.

After-school activities: These are extra-curricular activities, such as sports, which are offered to all students.

Social skills program: This program of the lower classes supports students in strengthening the class community.