There are no crises. The changes are a result of the further development of German as foreign language and an additional offer for your child.
For assessments we use standard tests for German as foreign language.
In primary school, there are many available lessons to cope with the missed material. In secondary school, the student is also responsible to check with the teacher for additional material.
Your child should attend DaF classes until the required language level is reached.
As of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) there are 3 language levels.
We expect students to ask their teachers about the missing contents.
A main goal of the education at the German International School Doha is to teach the children to be self-responsible and this is a first step. Teachers also will provide the material and some extra time in case of additional questions. In primary, the teachers have support lessons to repeat contents and / or go through the missed content.
The DaF curriculum is based on the General Framework for German as a foreign language for German Schools abroad issued by the German Central Agency for German Schools abroad (ZfA).
The language level should be reached after attending a certain amount of teaching hours in the DaF course.
With the graduation in Grade 10 the language level should have reached B2/C1.
As a result of the German and Qatari inspection our goal is to improve the German language skills of our students. As a part of the German concept the additional DaF lessons were installed.
Nobody is responsible for the low language level of your child. Every child learns language in a different way, so is the language acquisition for each child individual.
Depending on the result of the assessment the DaF teachers decided in which group the child fits best.
The grading will be in close cooperation between the subject teacher and the DaF teacher.
To avoid having to many kids in one course. Smaller groups allow better learning environment and better individual support.
There are non-native speakers who already have sufficient language skills.
It is our goal to always improve the pedagogical and educational structures at the school. This also applies for DaF. Therefore, the children were assessed, and the language level was set.
The German language level is not sufficient to be able to completely follow the normal lessons.
Due to organizational matters, DaF lessons were planned parallel to the normal lesson schedule. Else the concept is not doable.
The course XY was chosen, because your child participated in an assessment for German language and your child fits best in this course.
The assessment was done before summer vacation. Nevertheless, a specific amount of hours is needed to reach a certain language level. If your child successfully passed a certain language level, please provide the certificate.
The language development of each child is individual, and the actual language level was assessed with a standard test.
The child’s friend most probably has the required language level.