French and German are taught under the aegis of The Department of Foreign languages. Through academic and cultural experiences students are made proficient in the languages they opt for. The subject is open for students from Classes VI-XII.
We have a very active German language society ‘Schiller Gesellschaft’ which offers the students a platform for expressing their language skill. The students take out a very rich Bi-annual Magazine 'Zeitgeist' and present musical evenings and plays in German.
The French Society called “La Société Francophone” comprises more than 130 students From Class VI to XII. The Francophones come out with their Annual Publication in the Form of the French Magazine called ‘L’Aube’. It is entirely the creation of the French Department students and the staff. Various competitions in the form of spell Bee, Poster making, French Conjugation competition keep taking place to keep children engrossed and motivated in the language. “ Vive l’esprit d’apprendre le français”!!!
The Department conducts German and French assemblies in the Junior and Senior School. During Freshers' Evening, Junior School Evening, Founder’s day and various such events, the annual projects, charts and works made by the students year-round get displayed and are appreciated.
TEACHERS & STAFF
Mr Gopal Chaturvedi, FACULTY IN GERMAN
Mr Gopal Chaturvedi
Faculty In German , Foreign Languages Department
He is a teacher of German in the Faculty of Foreign languages. He also has an experience of more than two decades.
Mr Chaturvedi is the dynamic House Master of Jayappa House and is also the exchange coordinator of the school. He is a member of the Indo German Teachers Association and his passion for his subject has always been a gateway to national and international exposure for German students. He has successfully organized a few editions of the International German Youth Camp in school, under the aegis of the Goethe Institute, New Delhi. He is the force behind the fruitful and collaborative programmes with a partner school in Germany. These projects provide a platform for rich cultural exchange and academic exposure to both German and Indian students. He is the mentor of the annual German Magazine, 'Zeitgeist', and the proud author of two books; Kinderwelt published by Goyal Saab and Arbeitsbuch fur Anfanger published by Omkar publication.
His other interests are playing chess and visiting new places.
Ms Ritu Guglani, FACULTY IN FRENCH
Ms Ritu Guglani
Faculty In French , Foreign Languages Department
Ms Ritu Guglani, has recently joined the School and comes with an experience of 19 years of teaching French. She has a diplôme du fle del' université du Mans.
She has been an HOD, French for 15 years in Aravali International School, Faridabad. She has been a head examiner for CBSE Class X examination for French and Sports evaluation. She is also a certified examiner for DELF exams. Moreover, she has worked as a resource person in a renowned publishing house. She has completed a 15 days’ training programme in France for French language trainers for which she had attained a scholarship. She has hosted Bonjour India Event during the All India Inter School French Festival in collaboration with French embassy and Institute Francais. Though she has a quiet and unassuming persona, she has always enjoyed a great rapport with her students. She loves to read, travel and listen to music.
- The School hosts the International German Youth Camp. Each year our two meritorious students get 100% scholarship to attend the International German Youth Camp in Germany. We also have an International German Exchange programme with a partner school in Germany which is partially funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation. The School has signed the MoU with Goethe Institut and is also a member of ‘Schulen Partner der Zukunft’.
- The French Department organizes an educational trip to France during summer vacations, during which the students get a chance to learn and polish their language skills as well as get a first-hand information about the French culture and civilisation, their food, fashion, perfumes, wines and cheese. They visit places of tourist interest and enjoy homestays to know about “ l’art de vivre” of French people.