A very effective way of learning
a language is to actively speak it to extend the vocabulary by everyday language
use. Language proficiency becomes particularly sustainable when regular
opportunities for language application are created. This is the theoretical
Thomas Wegener, coordinator for
German and German as a foreign language (DaF) at the DHPS put this theory to
practice at the DHPS by initiating the "DHPS window". All Grade 7 -
11 DaF learners keep an eye on global affairs and compile political and
economic news, provide an insight into worldwide weather conditions and inform
about events at the DHPS or latest gossip of the tabloid press.
On the one hand, the concept
motivates learners to use the German language actively, while on the other hand
it provides information on world happenings right on the DHPS school grounds.