IFD (integrative Förderung Deutsch: Integrative Support for German)

More and more pupils at the DSL come from bilingual and/or multinational families with different linguistic, cultural and academic backgrounds. This has led the DSL to offer integrated support in German (IFD: Integrative Förderung Deutsch) to children whose second language is German, in order to support and accelerate the language learning process. 

On the one hand, children are able to learn German naturally, immersed in the language, in so-called mixed classes. On the other hand, small groups of pupils are taken out of German lessons so that teachers can concentrate on their German language skills at their individual level. 

Areas such as phonological awareness, vocabulary, grammar and writing skills are paramount during IFD at primary level. IFD works on the same contents and objectives of the German curriculum. 

The aim of IFD is for all pupils to be able to participate successfully in all lessons. 


DaZ (German as a second language) in the afternoon

Additional DaZ lessons are also offered in the afternoon for all year groups. Children are put into groups by class teachers. These lessons are compulsory and take priority over afternoon clubs, free play or supervised homework.