G.D.Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore, has been identified as a partner school for Goethe-Zentrum’s “Schools: Partners for the future” project that aims at building and developing a network of partner schools worldwide.
The school will introduce German as the second language for the higher secondary students from the beginning of the academic year. To support the initiative, the German Government, under the project, “Deutsches Sprachdiplom” will send a teacher from Germany to take language classes for the school for a period of two years. Under the project, the institute will enrol as many schools as possible in the following months to teach German at the school level. It will also conduct special training programmes for foreign language teachers the next academic year.
A painting competition for the higher secondary classes based on the theme, “Germany through my eyes” will be conducted. The prize for the winner will be a sponsored three-week long youth camp in Germany. A quiz on Germany for classes IX and X with prizes for winners will be conducted too. As part of this initiative, the Goethe Institute is looking for 500 schools all over the world of which, about 40 will be from India. The institute will also undertake teacher training programmes in the language and work towards bringing German as a language option for the children.