Via The Local:
Schools should consider compelling students to speak German not just in classes but also in the playground, the head of the pro-business Free Democrats has said.
Christian Lindner, chairman of governing coalition partners the Free Democrats (FDP), told daily Bild’s Wednesday edition that having students speak a common language whenever on school grounds would help stop certain groups becoming isolated.
“In some schools Germans are by now the minority. It helps integration if German spoken there not only in the classroom, but also in the playground,” Lindner told the paper.
There must be “no exclusion in any direction,” he said.
At some schools, there had already been an agreement between teachers, parents and students to make speaking German a responsibility, he said.