Having served as a lingua franca for many centuries, German is now one of the most widely spoken languages in Europe. Not only is it a popular second language, but German is also one of the most studied languages the world and continues to be significant in academia, particularly in science and business.
If one of your wishes for your child is for them to truly become a global citizen with a broad horizon, then having a solid grasp of the German language is incredibly important, and there are several reasons why we recommend embracing it. Amongst others, studying at world-class universities in German-speaking countries is almost free of charge (even for international students), German companies continue to be global market leaders, and German is an official language in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland, making it one of the most commonly spoken languages in central Europe.
Our school‘s curriculum focuses on learners of German as a Foreign Language. We are implementing carefully crafted lesson plans that are customized to our students‘ specific needs as native speakers of Arabic and/or English.
AGS is equipped with the latest instructional resources for German as a Foreign Language from PreK-G12 published by well-known language-focused German publishing house „Klett“
While students in KG and lower Elementary focus on gaining exposure to German vocabulary in a natural, playful manner, starting from upper Elementary, students gradually begin to embrace more technical aspects of the language. Our goal for students from PreK-G5 is for them to achieve level A1-A2 according to the CEFR. The resources used from PreK-G5 include German children’s books, Hallo Anna and Die Deutschprofis.
Transitioning into Middle School, students learn to apply German in their daily lives and focus on discussing issues in German, as well as expressing their opinions confidently, while learning more about grammar and structure. Our goal for students from G6-8 is to achieve CEFR level A2-B1. The resources used in MS include Die Deutschprofis and Klasse.
In High School, students learn more about effectively using the languge in real life situations, such as seeing a doctor, applying for universities and jobs, describing statistics, travelling, etc. Students begin to delevop an advanced understanding and are able to discuss more complex topics with confidence. The CEFR level goal for G9-12 students and graduates is B1-B2. The resources used in HS include Klasse and Netzwerk Neu.