German Immersion Program
German ISD offers the only German Immersion Program in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. We believe that the ability to speak more than one language fluently creates the leaders of tomorrow who will navigate and communicate in a culturally rich and globally focused world. German ISD’s follows the guidelines of the Reggio Emilia approach as well as the “Bayerischer Bildungs- und Erziehungsplan”.
We are a proud member of the The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance. Further information you will find here.
Guiding Principles of the Reggio Emilia Approach
The Reggio Emilia Approach to early learning involves making connections and relationships between feelings, ideas, words, and actions. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential. It is this innate curiosity that drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it. Probably the most well-known aspect of the Reggio Emilia Approach is the belief that children use many many different ways to show their understanding and express their thoughts and creativity. A hundred different ways of thinking, of discovering, of learning. Through drawing and sculpting, through dance and movement, through painting and pretend play, through modeling and music, each one of these Hundred Languages must be valued and nurtured. They are all a part of the child, learning and play are not separated. The Reggio Emilia Approach emphasizes hands-on discovery learning that allows the child to use all their senses and all their languages to learn.
As part of our German language focus, we recognize various German holidays. As our families represent many different nationalities, we regularly integrate cultural and language diversity into our learning in addition to traditional American school holiday traditions.
From day one, students are exposed to German language and culture in a warm and supportive environment. Small class sizes offer individualized learning and foster curiosity, identity, and individual purpose.