CDSC offers the German Preparation Course for non-German speaking students. With about 100 million speakers, the German language is the most commonly spoken native language in Europe and the language of one of the most prosperous and developed economies in the world.
German education is known for its quality, and since the Abitur is internationally recognized, students have the opportunity to study at international universities.
The German Preparation Course provides basic German lessons to non-German speaking students who want to join CDSC in August each year. Through the course, students are expected to reach the A1 CEFR level of German. The A1 CEFR level means that students can
- understand and use basic everyday expressions and phrases,
- introduce themselves and ask others questions about personal details and
- interact in a simple way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly.
Students who successfully complete the course will be given the opportunity to join the regular class in the 5th grade at CDSC. After joining the regular class, the students will receive additional German lessons until they reach the B2 CEFR level. CDSC graduates (after the 12th grade) are qualified to apply for scholarships and degree programs at German universities.
The course is aimed at self-motivated children who enjoy learning a new language.
Children must be between the ages of 10–12 in April. Admission is only possible in the 5th grade.
Students must be fluent in English (B1 level)
Students must have excellent grades in mathematics.
Fill out the admissions form.
We would like to invite you and your child to the open house in January to learn more details and ask questions about the program. Furthermore, we will give you a short tour of the school so that you can get to know our school grounds.
If your child meets the admission requirements for the preparation course, you will receive an invitation to the Assessment Day in March.
On this day, there will be a written test in math as well as a written and an oral test in English.
At the same time, our principal will interview the interested parents in English; at least one parent should be fluent in English.
||Basic Course Schedule
|07:50 am – 08:35 am
||Lesson with the future class (sports, music or art)
|08:40 am – 09:25 am
||DaF Lesson 1 (German as a Foreign Language)
|09:45 am – 10:30 am
||DaF Lesson 2 (German as a Foreign Language)
|10:35 am – 11:20 am
||DaF Lesson 3 (German as a Foreign Language)
|11:30 am – 12:15 pm
||Tutorial lesson 1 or lesson with the future class (sports, music or art)
|12:20 pm – 01:05 pm
||Tutorial lesson 2 or lesson with the future class (sports, music or art)
|01:05 pm – 02:00 pm
|02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
||Self-study, free time and afterschool program (optional; e.g., table tennis, soccer, chess, etc.)
|01:05 pm – 02:00 pm
||Follow-up Course Schedule
|08:00 am – 12:30 pm
||DaF lessons 1–3 and tutorial lessons 1–2
|Basic & follow-up course