If you listen to students and faculty speaking in the hallways before school and in between classes, you'll quickly realize that we are indeed a multilingual bunch! We are also deeply committed to helping each and every student success at our school. To that end, we provide a range of support programs to ensure every student maximized his or her learning experience.
Multilingual students receive remedial classes each week to improve their German language skills.
Multilingual students receive four hours per week to improve their German language skills. Furthermore, native speaking German students receive three one-hour classes focused on reading skills. This flexible program is designed to challenge excellent students as well as to help students who need extra attention.
Second - Fourth Grade
Students are offered four hours remedial class per week to support deficits in German (GermanPlus* - see below)) and/or mathematics.
Middle School and Upper School
Parents and students will be notified by the school if we recommend that their child participates in any of the enrichment classes listed below.
Three levels of English are offered through the end of grade 6 to provide students with language instruction based on their experience. English instruction continues with two course levels starting with grade 7, while also providing two hour afternoon enrichment lessons every other week to help grade 7 and 8 students make the transition.
Seventh and eighth grade students attend a two-hour remedial French class each week, if they have not attended French classes in sixth grade.
GermanPlus* | DeutschPlus
GISNY offers students remedial help in German through our comprehensive program GermanPlus | DeutschPlus. GermanPlus offers support classes for children who speak German as a second language in Kindergarten – gr. 8. Fifth and sixth grade students with a deficit attend a two-hour remedial German class every other week from 2:15 - 3:45 PM. Furthermore in grades 5 - 8, we offer a two-hour class in German as a Second Language. For detailed information, please review this link to our German as a Second Language Concept.
Please review this link DeutschPlus where you will find programs to practice German at home. These include links to TV shows, on-line exercises, and language-apps and materials, which can be downloaded and the student can practice at home.
We look forward to work collaboratively with you on this project. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Gesche David (Lower School) and Thomas Stroebel (Middle and High School)
If you would like to improve your children’s German skills and have them immersed in the culture on a daily basis, you might be interested in the following links which offer summer programs in Germany.
GLS educational consultant Tini Diekmann
Tel: +49 30 780 089-43
Goethe Institute offers language courses for kids and teens in Berlin, Vienna, Rangsdorf and Michelbach.
Please note that by clicking on any of the links above, you will leave the web site of German International School New York (GISNY) and enter a web site created, operated, and maintained by an organization not part of and not affiliated with GISNY (the “external web sites”). GISNY does not endorse or recommend any program offered through or listed on the external websites, has not reviewed the quality, appropriateness or history of any such program, and may not be held responsible for such program or its quality. GISNY urges you to carefully review each program’s policy, terms and conditions, and any other information that may be relevant for evaluating whether the program will be appropriate for your particular circumstances.