Our school also partners with the educational department of the Canton of Berne so that our students can participate in their mother-tongue language classes. The Canton's agency, Heimatsprachliche Sprache und Kultur (HSK), offers classes in more than 20 world languages. Some of their class may take place at the ISBerne campus or at other locations across the Canton.
Language offerings by HSK are based on availability and demand, and therefore, are subject to change. Classes typically start around 16.00, but this can differ depending on language and location. classes are offered two to four times per week and are often conducted by embassies or parent organizations. Registration is an academic year, and the course fees vary.
Most courses are open to students from Kindergarten to Grade 10, although some may only accept students starting in Grade 1, 2, or older. They provide an established curriculum to ensure a comparable course quality across languages.
Once a year, parents with students in Grades 1- 6 will receive a formal report from course teachers or twice a year for Grades 7-10. The assessment report contains information on each child's working, learning, and social behavior as well as any progress made with the language.
How To Register
Please follow these steps to register your child:
- Step 1 – Go to: www.erz.be.ch
- Step 2 – Select a language, your preferred day, grade level, your preferred area in the canton of Berne, and then choose “Anzeigen”. If the displayed course times, location, etc do not suit you, you may widen the search filters.
- Step 3 – Please see the list of coordinators on the following page and contact the person responsible for your selected language and course location to register your child by telephone or email.
- Address: Sulgeneckstrasse 70, 3005 Bern
- Phone: +41 31 633 84 51
- Email: email@example.com