After the success and positive feedback of the AIM Conference&Workshop for professionals in January 2020, the Berlin Cosmopolitan School presents research and learning results of this scientifically proven most successful foreign language learning method to all interested parties during the BCS AIM Day.

“Thanks to AIM, as a foreign language teacher I have all the tools to teach 99% of my lessons in the target language, and all students, not just me, the teacher who already has a command of the language, speak in the foreign language for 45 minutes in a 45-minute lesson. The method teaches students at a very early age to express themselves in long sentences while speaking freely, to have a high degree of accuracy in writing and above all to become confident and curious linguists who are not afraid to express themselves in another language”. Carole Rivoire, AIM Teacher at the BCS.

On this day, professors of linguistics Dr. Audrey Rousse-Malpat and Dr. Wim Gombert (University of Groningen, Netherlands) will be our guests and present live for the first time in Germany their study on the Accelerative Integrated Methodology , which proves that learning outcomes are significantly better than in traditional foreign language teaching.

They are also project coordinators of Project Frans , a platform for teachers who want to switch to a more implicit language curriculum. They base their ideas and workshops on two main theories of language learning: the theory of dynamical systems and the applied theory.

Dr. Audrey Rousse-Malpat is Assistant Professor of Language Learning at the University of Groningen and lecturer of French within the program “European Languages and Cultures” at the same university.

Dr. Wim Gombert is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen and a certified (French) AIM teacher at Gomarus College (secondary school) in Groningen.

Together they have developed an extended version of AIM that can be used for higher levels.

Please address your questions and informal pre-registration (name/email/organization) to Mrs Nataliya Karl karl@cosmopolitanschool.de . You will receive a registration confirmation with all necessary information in due course. We are looking forward to meeting you!

It is the fourth time that BCS participates in the competition and the third time we won a prize: two prizes were for a film and for the first time for a play.
The story should have been presented for our language show planned in April but will hopefully be performed to our BCS community in the near future. Our grade 7 French students wrote it during the first semester. It is about a class of 7th graders who are not satisfied with their report cards for many reasons. So they decide to go to the office of the principal to change their grades. There they realise that one of their friends is actually the daughter of the principal and that she has been hiding who she really was all along. In the end they decide to accept their grades as they don’t define who they are. We hope to perform it live soon!

We are truly impressed by what our students are presenting during their PYP Exhibition. Despite aggravated circumstances, as online teaching, not working personally together, teachers only available by video call for most of the time, our students and teachers amazed us once again by the high standards of their presentations.

As we were not able to invite our parents this year, we are streaming the presentations online for all families to join.

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen. What a great experience for our students.