Through our action-oriented, often interdisciplinary lessons that integrate life experiences, we prepare our primary school students for the confident use of the written and spoken German language. In the course of the primary school period we support our students in the subject German:
- To acquire basic orientation and knowledge in the language, media and literature.
Our mathematics classes make use of early mathematical knowledge and help our students to acquire basic mathematical skills. Through a variety of solutions and calculation methods, we encourage creativity in the mathematical interpretation of real situations and train flexible and independent thinking. Discovering learning, practicing in meaningful contexts and the use of different forms of presentation with the integration of modern technology are among the basic concepts of our mathematics lessons.
1.3. General Sciences
Our science lessons aim at the consistent development of abilities and skills that help to orientate oneself in the world of life, to open up to it, and to experience oneself responsibly as the cause of good effects and development. Children learn for example how a thunder storm develops, the habits of animals and how plants flourish.
The subject English is taught to primary school children for two class hours from the start of primary school.
All students learn Arabic from grade 1 onwards. In this way, the children receive the basics of the Arabic language and also gain an insight into the culture of the United Arab Emirates. In grade 1 and 2, Arabic-speaking children receive:
- Five class hours in their mother tongue.
- From grade 3 onwards four hours each.
- In addition, all Emirati children will receive additional support in the German language in the form of DaF lessons (German as foreign language), and specialized (Emirati) homework help. The DaF- Lessons are also open to other children for a fee if required.
With our specialized DaF program we support the children in early language acquisition. We offer them activities that focus on vocabulary, clear pronunciation and grammatical competence. We have specially trained and qualified professionals for this purpose. The lessons are based on the KIKUS method, which is supplemented and optimized by self-developed teaching materials to meet the children’s needs. KIKUS stands for “Children in Cultures and Languages” and is a playful language programme with a sound linguistic basis. The focus is on learning oral language in the areas of vocabulary, grammar and linguistic-social behavior patterns.