The aim of IFK/CIS is to tap the full learning potential of all of our students and to satisfy their various learning requirements.
As the differences in the form and speed of learning can be quite pronounced, we put a high level of individual support into practice.
Individual support at Cologne International School is based on two cornerstones: individualisation (open learning, weekly plans / learning bureaus, individual assignments, project work, acceleration, enrichment) and internal differentiation (adjustment of the learning activities and materials to the working and learning level of the individual student or the individual group). The small learning groups facilitate the implementation of these basic principles of individual support.
Furthermore, within the framework of external differentiation, we have put into place a complex support system in the form of support lessons, support courses and individual support. Individual support plans, based on instruments of pedagogical diagnostics (internal as well as standard test procedures, targeted observation and regular conferences about the learning progress of each student) are specifically created to meet individual needs.
A team of support teachers within our Learning Support and Special Needs Departments enables the implementation of a complex range of support activities in the following areas:
- English as an Additional Language (EAL level 1-3)
- German as an Additional Language (GAL level 1-3)
- English support for native speakers
- German support for native speakers
- Maths support
- Social-emotional support (counselling, social groups, concentration training)
- Curriculum support
- Enrichment activities