WHO WE ARE
The special feature of the German Department at Michel Lucius is the breadth of its offerings. Since we are both a Lycée and an International School, the teaching content ranges from the first steps in the German language to the in-depth analysis of literary texts. For us teachers, everyday school life is correspondingly very varied. The aim of our lessons is to support our students competently on their personal learning path in all areas of the subject – writing, reading comprehension, listening comprehension and speaking. With our teaching, we want to contribute to multilingualism – a multilingualism that will allow our students to be able to live in a multilingual professional environment.
Even though the focus of German lessons at Michel Lucius varies greatly depending on the type of school and the level of the class, the focus in terms of teaching methods is always on the activation of the students. Learning takes place primarily through active engagement with the content of the lessons. That’s why we try to create a learning environment in which the students can acquire new knowledge or expand their German skills alone, with a partner or in groups. The exchange with others always plays an important role. Learning a language also involves getting to know a foreign culture. We try to show parts of the German culture to the students using various media channels such as texts, videos, lyrics, etc.
WHAT WE OFFER
In addition to preparing students for the challenge of a multilingual everyday life, German lessons are intended to open doors for students on their professional path. They should be given the opportunity to continue their education and vocational training in a German-speaking country, while at the same time acquiring language skills that can offer them an advantage in the world of work. In addition, German lessons should also promote students on a personal level, insofar as the examination of factual texts is an important competence with regard to information gathering. The reading of literary texts also serves personal development, as it promotes, among other things, self-reflection and empathy.