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|Language of instruction||English and German|
|Native English and German teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and German)|
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|Number of students||
|Native English and German speaking teachers||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Charles Dickens has 2 well equipped computer rooms. Building 1 and 3 both have computer rooms with 25 computers. Both computer rooms, as well as the classroom computers have internet connections and a large selection of learning software. Computer skills are integrated into our curriculum at all class levels.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The school admits children who have English or German as their native language. Teachers meet with each child to assess their present stage of language development before admission. All children are required to have at least a passive understanding of the English language.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
Registration dates: 5th – 16th October.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|Supervised care before/after school||
Supervision from 6.00 a.m – 7.30 a.m or from 16.00 to 18.00 (extra fee).
|School provided lunches||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Theatre workshop, computer courses, football, choir, music lessons.
|Sports activities included||
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Sports facilities at the school||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Charles-Dickens Elementary School was opened in 1971. In the 1992 school year the Europe School branch was added. The school is named after the famous author and philanthropist Charles John Huffam Dickens (1821 – 1870). Charles-Dickens-Grundschule has both an English-German Europe Branch and a regular German Branch. The school is located between the Olympic Stadium and Berlins’ Grunewald forest, with very convenient connections to the public transportation system. A third building was added to the spacious school grounds in 2007.
|Teaching approach of the school||
In the Europe branch the children develop intensive bi-cultural and multi-cultural contacts. CDS endeavours to strengthen both the self-confidence of the children as well as their tolerance, their understanding and their acceptance of other cultures.
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