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PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH

Our pedagogical approach is based on the successful educational standards and results  of multilingual schools' principles as practiced worldwide.

Essential accomplishments of the school's goals include language learning, intercultural education and development of social skills.

Both knowledge and language acquisition are based on the principle of immersion, through interaction and communication. Thus all aspects of school life are reflected in the language learning process.

Language advancement: from language mastery to linguistic intelligence

The aim of bilingual teaching is the achievement of the following long-term goals:

  • development of natural language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening in German, English or Russian

  • promotion of positive attitudes towards other cultures and cultural differences

  • improvement of perception and enhancement of children's self-confidence

Intercultural Education and Social Competence

Nowadays children grow up in a world of greater cultural and linguistic diversity than in the past, especially in a multicultural city like Frankfurt am Main. Diversity is now on our doorstep, in schools, at home. TV, radio, books, magazines and travelling bring us all closer together. Intercultural learning can enhance this experience when students receive tuition in other languages than their native tongue. From the very first day at school there should be appropriate lessons in the classroom with projects undertaken to widen and enrich the cultural horizon.

Social Skills

Supporting children in their development of social skills and autonomy is a prime focus of multidisciplinary learning.

Through contact with people from different nations from the earliest age, children will learn to accept and respect other cultures with ease, while building and strengthening their own social confidence. Communication skills, as well as team spirit and cooperative attitude, constitute never-ending steps in the individual process of development.

All day care

As part of the all-day curriculum students work together with their teachers to complete homework tasks too.

During their free time the learning process is not interrupted because all activities are related to the use of a particular language. The children can thus expand their vocabulary on a wide range of activities offered in the afternoon care program including craftwork, painting, theater, dancing, swimming excursions etc.

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