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An opportunity for support, mentoring and reflection

A “forest box” as a tool to implement nature in education

Bilingualism is an educational offer for all children in our facilities, and an integral component of language education at Kinderwelt Hamburg e.V. and Flachsland Zukunftsschulen GmbH.
As immersive secondary language acquisition is practised in all our facilities, no other methods are applied simultaneously.

An excerpt of our standards for your kind attention:

Pedagogical practice

- The principle "one person – one language" is adhered to. Work organization and social intercourse are adapted to meet this requirement (comp. intranet guideline)
- Everyday rituals are performed in English on a regular basis: verses spoken before meals, morning greetings and songs, saying goodbye, etc.
- English material like books and CDs are accessible at all times
- Information sheets, announcements, letterings are usually bilingual (depending on the parents languages in the Kita)
- As educators we need: differentiated, emotionally charged English, engaging personality, vivid gesticulation and facial expression, the ability to talk to children on "their own level"

Cooperation with parents
- Bilingualism requires open-minded parents as well as an appreciative and informative cooperation between staff and parents
- As an introduction to bilingualism in each new opening nursery or school, a parents' evening will be held on the issues of language acquisition and bi-or multilingualism
- On request of the team, the professional advisor will hold information evenings for parents or join team meetings to assure the work at the Kita

Quality assurance

- Advanced training options, also for career changers or English Educators who were trained in other states are demanded and encouraged to apply
- Each employee takes part in at least one advanced training course on the issue of language acquisition/bilingualism
- The professional advisor supervises the implementation in each facility. Thus, quality is controlled and developed both on a local and comprehensive level.
- At least one anglophone employee from each staff takes part in the quality circle on bilingualism, which meets on a regular basis four times a year. These meetings are an opportunity for support, mentoring, reflection and inspiration.
- Professional working material is to some extent available in English
- (Reciprocal) visits, also by the professional advisor, are taking place
- The professional advisor is approachable concerning all issues relating to this field and can be called for at any time.