Our Bilingual Approach
Our message is 'speaking German is fun'!
We promote bilingualism from early childhood. Before the age of seven is when two languages are most easily learned. When children first begin to speak a new language they will not be fluent and will communicate by intonation rather than words. They are greatly helped if they can talk with people who are completely fluent. Purzelbaum has children from both German and bilingual families, as well as children from English homes.
We strongly believe it particularly stimulates children in their intellectual development to learn from more than one culture and to hear and speak another language. This also positively influences the children’s self-esteem.
We emphasise storytelling and reading as a way to immerse the children in a German speaking environment. We also teach about German language and culture by following German holidays and traditions.
Further reading on the benefits of Bilingual Education