Why learn English? English is a world language. Being able to understand and speak English can help you with your career and help you make friends across the world when travelling or via the internet.
At NSMS Gars, all students have English lessons and they have EAA. In various subjects, Rebecca Sickinger, a native English speaker (and qualified English teacher) teaches in English, alongside the regular subject teacher.
EAA subjects for 2022/2023
1G = Religion & Music
1P = Religion & Art
1S = Religion & Music
2A = Religion & Biology
2E = Art & Biology
3K = Physics & Music
3L = Physics & Music
4B = Biology & Religion
4W = Biology & History
4Z = Biology & Religion
Note: SMS Gars cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites. Remember to follow basic safety rules on the internet, for example do not give anyone your real name or personal information, don’t arrange to meet anyone you have only met on the internet.
- https://www.wikipedia.org - select Simple English in the list of languages
- http://www.bbc.co.uk - read the news, watch videos, learn English
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish - listen, watch, speak, read English
- http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en - grammar, listening practice, reading practice, writing practice, videos, games …
- Watch a film in English (use English or German subtitles).
- Watch YouTube videos (try BBC Learn English, British Council, Englishclass101, Speak English with Misterduncan, Real English, VOA Learning English).
- Sing along to your favourite English language songs
- Play games on the internet with people from English speaking countries
- Use social media in English
- Sign up to Duolingo
- Skype with English speaking people
Books and more
Reading in English will improve your English and it’s fun! Borrow a book from the English library at school (ask your English teacher). Or read short stories on the internet:
Or read English magazines: ask your English teacher about the English magazines available from school.
Or buy a book, for example:
- Hank Zipzar books by Henry Winkler (simple language, short stories)
- Dr Seuss books (simple language, good for younger readers)
- Easy Reader Classics series (short, classic texts)
- Cambridge English Readers (graded readers)
- Roald Dahl books (great range from short, simple stories e.g. ‘The Twits’, to children’s classics such as ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to short stories for older children like ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’)