Bilingualism promotes cognitive development in such areas as awareness of language, creativity and flexible thinking. Students who have been learning in a bilingual environment for many years perform at an above-average level in foreign languages, in their own mother tongue and in other subjects.

Our secondary school continues the bilingual concept introduced at nursery school and primary school. Teaching takes place in accordance with the immersion method, which means that all content is delivered exclusively in either German or English. Our secondary school students have no difficulty in following specialist content taught in English and are also able to discuss, write and give presentations in the English language.

Teachers deliver the lesson content at native speaker level. About half of subjects – a higher proportion than at the Phorms primary schools – are taught in German. Students now gain the ability to express themselves verbally and in writing in both languages as well as possible.