How do you address a German teacher?

With our daughter starting school a few weeks ago, I have had an interesting thought: how do children address a teacher in Germany?

I don’t necessarily mean whether the children are on first-name terms with their teachers, because as far as I am aware they are not.  They are referred to as “Herr” or “Frau” with their surnames.

But, do they use the informal Du or the formal Sie form to talk to them?

Normal German protocol would require them to use Sie when talking to someone that they are not on first-name times with, and especially someone who is considerably older then they are.

I’m just not sure how many 6-year-olds have mastered the formal verb conjunctions.  Perhaps it just comes naturally to them?

Life as a principal – an interview with Rhiannon Wood

A few weeks ago we spoke to Rhiannon Wood about how she came to Germany to teach at Frankfurt International School. She returned to talk to us about her life as principal of the upper school.

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From Bangor to Oberursel – an interview with Rhiannon Wood

The Monday Podcast was visited today by Rhiannon Wood from Frankfurt International School, who talked to us about her early life moving from Wales to Australia, New Zealand, and back again – finally becoming a teacher and taking up a post here in Oberursel.

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