Bilingual learning

 “Language bathing” or ‘immersion’ is currently the most successful method of language learning. At our school we have French and English native speakers teaching French-German or English-German lessons, so that the children get to know both languages. Primary school is the ideal age for learning foreign languages. Thus our school children learn English or French from the beginning of the first school year – the only Thuringian school to do so. As a result, it doesn’t matter if the children have previous experience of the language or not. A third of all lessons take place in the foreign language. These include subjects like Maths, History, Social Studies Knowledge, Art and Music. The teaching of a second foreign language – English or French – begins from the third class.