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Bilingualism and the Bilingual Program

Our families
As a bilingual school, BBS supports families who are raising their children with English and German in Berlin.  In many cases, children growing up with two or more languages cannot read and write in the non-school language, as family interaction is largely conversational.  In dual-language households, children often answer their parents in the language of the country in which they are living, rather than in the language spoken by one or both parents, with the result that even their spoken language skills are inadequate in the non-local language.   

Bilingualism and the Bilingual Program

School Blog

An interview with Inge Akker, social worker at BBS secondary school

Posted: Fri, 22/10/2021 - 11:17

The world is still in the midst of an on-going global pandemic, and though we can finally already see the light at the end of the tunnel, the last 18 months have taken a strain on all of us. With “World Mental Health Day” approaching on Sunday, 10 October, we caught up with Inge Akker, who works as the social worker at the secondary school in Granitzstraße to talk to her about mental health and well-being. Inge has been working at BBS since 2013. Until approximately one and a half years ago she was working at the primary school in Weinstraße.

News and Events

  • October 2021

    [BBS] Break / Hort Open
    Mon, 11th – Sun, 24th
  • October 2021

    [BBS] SDD / Hort and school closed
    Mon, 25th
  • October 2021

    [BBS] 7th-11th grade parent- student-teacher conference (09:00-18:0
    Wed, 27th
  • October 2021

    [BBS] Assessment Day Primary (1/2)
    Sat, 30th
  • November 2021

    [BBS] Primary parent-teacher- Erzieher conferences (School closed /
    Mon, 8th – Tue, 9th
  • November 2021

    [BBS] 2nd school conference
    Wed, 10th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • November 2021

    [BBS] Assessment Day Primary (2/2)
    Sat, 13th
  • November 2021

    [BBS] DIVERSITY WEEK
    Mon, 22nd – Fri, 26th
  • November 2021

    [BBS] Parent rep conference
    Tue, 30th
  • December 2021

    [BBS] 6a Schnuppertag Secondary
    Wed, 1st

See our school calendar for more upcoming events.


How to find us

Location Primary School
Weinstraße 1,
10249 Berlin

Location Secondary School
Granitzstr. 38(A)
13189 Berlin