Bilingualism | Phorms Hamburg

    Language plays a key role in our educational concept.

    As a bilingual, German-English educational institution, we emphasise the importance of both German and English.

    The children learn both languages according to the immersion method (also known as “Sprachbad” – language bath – in German). Following this method, each educator of native-speaking level speaks exclusively in either German or English. In this way, the children learn both languages in natural contexts, for example during morning circle gatherings, at mealtimes and through songs, stories or games. The daily routine supports language acquisition.

    We encourage children to express themselves in both languages, without pressuring them – each child is free to make progress at her or his own pace.