By Josephine Burn, German Teacher at International School of Zug and Luzern
Young students recently enjoyed a German café at school, set up by the school catering team with the support of the German teachers and parent volunteers.
After weeks of preparation, inquiry and learning, the children were able to put their language skills into practice in the café, reading the menus, ordering their selections, and making a payment. Children of all levels of German were engaged in the activity and very excited to practise in a real life situation. The transdisciplinary nature of the café, using vocabulary inquiries from German lessons and maths skills from the homeroom, allowed the children to collate their and to apply it in a new context. This illustrates what is at the heart of the ISZL community, everyone working together to promote learning for the benefit of the students.