German language learning
At the GESM, you can learn German in two different ways: together with native speakers or together with learners of German as a foreign language:
Native speakers or near-native speakers, together with students interested in immersion, are in the so called "German" Section; he The German Section offers regular German classes according to German curricula and fosters children with German as a second language.
The International Section offers German as a foreign language from kindergarten up to the IB for learners without previous knowledge of German
If you like to learn more, follow the links of both sections above.
By the way, are you aware of the benefits of language learning?
Some people think concentrating on one language, English, is enough, and will strengthen this particular language. Research and experience has proven them wrong. The skill of speaking an additional language enhances everything from problem-solving skills to collaboration and creativity, and it helps in analyzing and consciously unfolding the potential of your native language too.
Various studies have shown an improvement of the brain’s “executive system” in bilinguals as they are more able to “block out irrelevant information and concentrate on the task at hand.” They are also better at “switching between different tasks without being confused.”(de Lange, Catherine “My two minds.” New Scientist. 5 May 2012)
Experts say that bilingualism should start as early as possible. One approach is through immersion schooling, where subjects such as maths are taught in the additional language or children receive equal instruction in two languages. Bilingual immersion schooling is particularly successful because children are learning from their peers, which is both intensive and motivating.
Learning a foreign language also opens up the door to the culture embedded within this language - and helps you transcend the limits of your own.