The InGym courses (Integration at/into the Gymnasium - i.e. Bavarian grammar school) offer a possibility for foreign students to adapt to the Bavarian system of education and to catch up with its requirements, provided that these students (1) were in secondary education in their country of origin, (2) have recently immigrated to Germany, (3) aren't native speakers of German and have a proficiency of German too low to attend regular classes and (4) possess an educational background that compares with the standards of a Bavarian Gymnasium.
Students from secondary schools in European and non-European countries.
One semester (Sep - Feb or Feb - July). After the course, the students will return to the school which they were originally assigned to.
Wilhelm-Hausenstein-Gymnasium offers a junior (classes 6-7) and a senior course (classes 8-9). These international classes (18 students maximum) are primarily instructed in German, English and Mathematics, with the focus set clearly on the acquisition of the German language (20 lessons a week). The students aim for the proficiency of level A2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) at the end of the course. To that effect, the students are also taught natural and social science subjects in German.
In addition, the students attend regular Arts, Music and PE classes to get to know German students their age. During the last weeks of the course, the students attend one of the regular classes of the year they are allocated to.
The project covers mornings and afternoons. Besides the various subjects, the course participants have frequent field trips to the surroundings of the school and to Munich sights and attractions (guided city tours, museums, activities like ice-skating, bowling etc.) For these, the teachers are assisted by tutors - WHG students who accompany the project.
InGym enables participants to quickly reduce language barriers and to integrate as well as possible into their social environment. Besides, they should be able, after the course, to successfully attend regular classes in their assigned school in order to pass a qualifying exam (required for guest students to become regular students) after another six months - and thus meet the standards of Bavarian secondary education.
- students have recently arrived in Germany (several months at the most)
- they possess a long-term resident permit
- they have already been assigned to a public, state-run grammar school (Gymnasium) in Bavaria
- their proficiency in / knowledge of English and Mathematics is good to very good
- they are highly motivated and willing to study
- students are required to pass placement tests in Mathematics and English
How to apply:
Through the school the students are assigned to / registered in.
Students have to attend a placement test in English (45min) and Maths (45min / no German or English knowledge needed) and do a short interview in German (5-10min). There is no specific prepraration needed.
2 pm-4 pm
Beginning of the course: