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Our integrated language school

in grades 5 & 6

Schule Schloss Salem is the only boarding school in Germany with an one-year program in their integrated language school for students who enroll with no knowledge of German:

  • In small classes grades 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 grade, 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".