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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    Global Choir

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    BSG Graduating Class of 2017

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    British International School of Guangzhou KS1 Sports Day 2016

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    The British School of Guangzhou Nursery Carnival

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

Das Deutsche Muttersprachenprogramm

The British School of Guangzhou has a “German First Language Programme” (GFL) designed to keep our German-speaking students in touch with their home language and cultures and to facilitate reintegration into the local education system upon their return to Germany, Austria or Switzerland.

Research has shown that maintaining and developing a student’s first language (usually the language spoken at home) is critical for their cognitive development and, as a consequence, beneficial to any additional second or third language acquisition. It has been shown that EAL students learn English much more effectively if they continue to develop their home language at the same time.

At BSG, the following classes are available to German-speaking students:

In the Primary School (Years 2 – 6), classes are subject to availability and dependent on the students’ timetables. Classes are arranged in consultation between parents, class teachers and German teacher.

In Years 7 - 9, all students at BSG choose a combination of two additional languages. German-speaking students can choose “German as a First Language” (GFL) as one of the options.

In Years 10 and 11, German-speaking students have the opportunity to study IGCSE German as a First Language. This two-year course carries accreditation from the Cambridge International Examination board.

Die Forschung zeigt, dass die Aufrechterhaltung der Muttersprache wichtig ist für die kognitive Entwicklung eines Kindes und damit auch eine gute Grundlage bildet für das Erlernen weiterer Sprachen. So lernen z.B. EAL Schüler/innen Englisch viel effective, wenn sie gleichzeitig ihre Muttersprache, oder erste Sprache weiterentwickeln.

In der 1. – 5. Klasse (Years 2 – 6) wird auf Wunsch Deutschunterricht angeboten. Wann dieser stattfindet, wird zu Beginn eines jeden Schuljahres in Absprache mit Eltern, Klassenlehrer/innen und Deutschlehrer/in festgelegt

In der 6. -. 8. Klasse (Years 7 – 9) wählen alle BSG Schüler/innen zwei Fremdsprachen. Für deutschsprachige Schüler/innen ersetzt “German as a First Language” (GFL) eine dieser Fremdsprachen.

Deutschsprachige Schüler/innen der 9. und 10. Klasse (Years 10 and 11) haben die Möglichkeit, den IGCSE Kurs zu belegen und am Ende der 10. Klasse das IGCSE Examen abzulegen.