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The German Language Immersion approach at German ISD uses an immersive environment to teach young children by connecting words, phrases and hand-on experiences. Students rise to the challenge of reading fluently, writing proficiently, and building vocabulary and comprehension when their lessons are engaging and fun. Interactive lessons and assessments guide elementary learners from phonemic awareness (reading readiness) all the way to fluency, while also developing skills in sight reading, grammar, the writing process, and reading for understanding in German language.
The German language is spoken by over 100 million people worldwide. In addition to Germany, German is also spoken in Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg. German ranks third in the list of most commonly taught languages, right behind English and French. German and English are similar in nature; in fact, these two languages share 60% of their vocabulary.
German in Kindergarten
The content for the curriculum for Kindergarten is based on the Bayerischer Erziehungsplan fuer Kinder in Tageseinrichtungen bis zur Einschulung https://www.ifp.bayern.de/imperia/md/content/stmas/ifp/bildungsplan.pdf
and includes stories, myths and legends. Although the class focuses on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through stories, activities, songs, and assessments. Through the course, students maintain and simple learn German phrases; begin to read, write, speak, and listen for meaning in German.
The curriculum for Lower Elementary is based on the Bayerischer Lehrplan Plus für Grundschule. https://www.lehrplanplus.bayern.de/schulart/grundschule
Students explore language through a fun and interactive experience designed for young learners. The content is based on an immersive approach, which runs throughout the different classes. Although the curriculum focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through stories, games, activities, and assessments. Students will become familiar with the sounds and rhythms of German; expand their listening and reading comprehension and expand their ability to read, write, speak, and listen for meaning in German.
German ISD combines the Lower Elementary grade-level students to learn together “from-, for- and with each other” in a multiage and grade-level setting.
The principles of this method have plenty of benefits, and prepare the young children to become successful students and individuals: