Nkolfoulou, Rue Numéro 5500

+237 697 011 600

+237 682 16 69 25

Nkolfoulou

Rue Numéro 5500

+237 697 011 600

+237 682 16 69 25

Nkolfoulou

Rue Numéro 5500

Trilingual Education

Why learn the German language too?

Quite simply: Because a competent German speaker can have improved living conditions!

  1. because the German language is one of the most important languages in science and technology
  2. Germany is the second largest export country and is home to a large number of international companies.
  3. German is one of the 10 most spoken languages worldwide.

Immersion Method and Trilingualism

The immersion method is considered to be the most successful method of foreign language acquisition. It is also the most natural way! Children begin to understand and hear the spoken language of instruction “on their own” – because they want and need to be able to follow the lessons.

Our trilingual school contributes efficiently to the functional multilingualism of your child. Multilingualism promotes the cognitive development of a child and enables the child to think more abstractly and to have a higher language awareness than his monolingual peers.

Studies show that foreign languages spoken in immersion programmes have a clearly higher intensity than in traditional school teaching. This increases the possibility for our students to learn all three languages perfectly.

We therefore practice the immersion method at GIS Yaounde. Our students immerse themselves in the language in class and acquire it quickly:

  • Our experience has shown that after about six weeks of lessons, our students understand each other and the teachers of the respective foreign language(s).
  • About six weeks later they started to talk to them more and more in the languages.
  • Our students learn not only everyday vocabulary in German, French and English, but also specific technical phrases and terms. In time, they will be able to read and write in three languages and even articulate themselves professionally in the various school subjects.

In general, multilingual children can think and act more flexibly, i.e. they can empathize more quickly with contexts that are foreign to them and act creatively. Growing up multilingually stimulates the brain – so why not encourage this at an early age?