Schule Schloss Salem is the only boarding school in Germany with an one-year program for students who enroll with no knowledge of German:
In small classes Years 5 & 6 students receive instruction in "German as a Foreign Language" (approx. 18 hours per week)
Through this intensive course students can soon communicate in German and take part in many facets of boarding school life
Along with the other students in their class year, students take part in lessons in some subjects, e.g. Mathematics, English, Art, Music and Sport
Instruction is given by specially certified teachers who are not only qualified to teach "German as a Foreign Language" but have also acquired intercultural competence with regard to different cultures
In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut students take the appropriate certificate examinations in order to reach Level B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
After acquiring the Level B1 certificate, language school students take part in regular classroom lessons. Parallel to this they continue to receive attend a weekly four-hour course in "German as a Foreign Language".