Bilingual classes break down learning barriers

Bilingual schools teaching maths, science in a foreign language

By Pallavi Singhal

18 November 2018 — 7:45pm

At his school in Sydney's northern suburbs, Felix Scholle, 12, is taught maths, biology, art, music and sport entirely in German.

Felix's mother is German but he is still learning the language and does German as a foreign language at school.

German International School Principal Lorenz Metzger, students Felix Scholle and Nadia Kuepper, and teacher Tanja 

However, the year 7 student at the German International School in Sydney's north said learning other subjects in it is surprisingly easy.

"Learning maths in German is quite the same, biology is a bit harder because it requires a lot of remembering," Felix said.