GUT* im Tandem *gemeinsamer Unterrichtstag
Gut im Tandem: The project “Gut im Tandem” (GUT means “good”, but is also an acronym meaning Gemeinsamer Unterrichtstag – joint lessons for a day) is an extension of the “Görlitzer Sprachbrückenmodells” and is as such is firmly rooted into the school’s intercultural and linguistic programme. Experience shows that the community within a border region can more easily come into being when the learners approach each other openly and give positive feedback. A personal relationship and a common task are needed. The objectives of working in tandems are to make use of the resources of the border region, the proximity of the partner schools (Görlitz and Zgorzelec) and to establish a German-Polish community of learning among pupils and their parents and teachers. This community supports language learning in an active and intercultural way. A workshop for parents and teachers from both sides of the border, that took place in September 2010, further complemented the project. About every three weeks the children of Dietrich-Heise-Schule meet their pals from Zgorzelec to work in tandems on various themes and projects. Their tasks can only be solved with the help of the tandem partner. The pupils can draw on a glossary of basic terms and expressions for working in tandems. This helps the pupils to teach their mother tongue and learn the language of the partner.
Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning