Hermannsburg Little Oaks’ Oracle

2016-11-16 06:01
 Practising German, assisted by finger puppets (from left) Emma Reibeling, Akhiwe Sidu, Lwandiswa Masondo, Shineroop Singh and Jona Risch.

Practising German, assisted by finger puppets (from left) Emma Reibeling, Akhiwe Sidu, Lwandiswa Masondo, Shineroop Singh and Jona Risch.

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IN our global society it is necessary for people - especially young children - to have one or more foreign languages in their skill sets.

Speaking a foreign language also makes one more aware of a wider cultural world. Up to a certain age, every child learns a foreign language as a part of a natural process and the younger the pupils are, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting the correct pronunciation.

When children join the Hermannsburg Little Oaks Kindergarten, they are exposed to four languages - English, Afrikaans, German and Zulu.

The rules of spoken German are practised and enhanced through song, stories and nursery rhymes, and are modelled and explored as the children enter their make-believe world of role play.

At this age children have the time to learn through play and language lessons are fairly informal - pupils’ minds are still free from the anxiety of tests.

Hermannsburg pupils write the German Language Diploma in Grade 12, which opens the doors to start studying at a German university straight after their matriculation.

In South Africa more employers are looking for people, who can speak foreign languages at a sophisticated level - German being no exception.

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