German Language Development (GLD)

GLD in Primary School

In primary school we offer special GLD lessons and support our students to develop their German skills. The children for whom German is an additional language are taught German in a small group with a GLD teacher.

These classes are designed to help students develop their language and literacy skills while developing an understanding of the curriculum. GLD specialists work closely with classroom teachers to develop differentiated instruction and support to help their students access the regular curriculum and accelerate their learning.

GLD in Secondary School

Students with needs can participate in our GLD programme for German language acquisition. This programme focuses on the development of German language skills, covering similar content to regular German classes. This means that students study similar literature and topics that focus on the same contexts as their peers. The goal is for them to develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

Students also receive support from GLD specialists as needed during other subjects. This allows us to provide targeted mentoring so that no gaps in learning can occur.