German

German

Spelling

Many students get bored when learning to spell German words. At the same time, schools don't offer enough tools to correct any errors.

What We Offer

Correct spelling is based on a large number of rules that students may sometimes be unaware of. We offer a systematic way to understand these rules with logical explanations for various spellings. This allows the students to internalize the words more effectively. This system builds up a pupil's framework, helping with spelling throughout their lifetime, instead of just making isolated improvements learned solely through repetition.

Composition

We've all sat in front of a blank sheet of paper, not knowing what to write. If students don't know the proper strategies for coming up with a good idea, this can be a very stressful situation. Essays and other writing can be time consuming to carry out, as well as very labor-intensive to mark. This means that writing often gets skipped over, leading to under-developed skills. Students often find themselves helpless when they have to write something compelling for an application letter or a university exam.

What We Offer

Writing isn't meant to create blocks. Instead, it should promote creativity and imaginative capacity. We guide our students through a range of short writing tasks that work towards producing a longer text. Our programs also cover a range of strategies for when students struggle with ideas, helping them to understand which aspects should be highlighted in different kinds of writing.


Writing should be fun. We cover different types of text to give students an exciting introduction into writing. It doesn't matter if students come up with an abstract, fantasy-rich piece, the whole point is to get them writing and enjoying it. The essay is a crucial part of the Gymnasium entry test that many students have difficulty passing. This is because they receive very little writing experience in primary school. We think it is important to help students discover the joy of writing early on. This assists them with the exam and many other academic endeavors throughout their lives.

Comprehension

Students will continually have to interpret texts and answer questions relating to them throughout their school careers. Many pupils find it difficult to start, while others have problems with separating the important information from the insignificant details.

What We Offer

We work with students to show them how to dissect a text and identify the central themes, as well as how to understand and communicate these ideas. Research has shown that drawing out keywords, creating short summaries and color-coding emotions and feelings can help with comprehension. We deliberately use visual methods to provide support for all learning types.

Grammar

Grammar is just as important in German as it is in any other language. Students need to know the grammatical structures and be able to use them correctly. At secondary school, Gymnasium in particular, there is a tendency to build up on previous knowledge. If students haven't mastered the basics, they can get left behind when being introduced to new concepts.

What We Offer

Alongside our students, we compile a simple set of rules that focus on the most important aspects. This gives them something that they can refer to whenever they are in doubt. We also practice the rules with a variety of different texts, so that they eventually become automatic.