Welcome to the English Department!
Year 7 work on the magic-realist novel 'Skellig' by David Almond

"You can never understand one language until you understand at least two."   Geoffrey Willans

English, the lingua franca of the world, plays an essential role at Schiller, both as the partner language for students in the SESB programme and as a foreign language for students in the regular programme. We have a large and lively department with many teachers from English-speaking countries around the world. Currently we have teachers from Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, South Africa and the USA as well as from Germany. 

Stories and poetry open our eyes to understanding and appreciating our world and cultures and help us understand who we are.  We introduce our students to a wide range of literature from several countries to nurture a love of reading. Through analysis and discussion of articles, films and media we enable our students to think critically.  Through looking at different aspects of the English-speaking world we help our students make sense of current affairs.  We equip our students with the language skills to express themselves both creatively and accurately.

If you are interested in learning more about bilingual English in the SESB, please click  here.

In the Sekundarstufe I (Years 7 -10) we have an exchange with our partner school "The Corsham School" near Bristol. For older pupils, we have regular excursions to London or Dublin.

Pupils have extracurricular opportunities to take part in the Model United Nations simulation, do creative writing or take part in the Debating AG.  From year 7 students can take part in a theatre group in cooperation with Peter-Ustinov-School.

Pupils can also register to take part in a standardised test Go4Goal.

We support individual pupils who wish to spend a year abroad by giving them information and helping them to make a decision. We also give older pupils advice and support for studying in English speaking countries.