April, April – der macht was er will.

spring flowers tulips

Spring is here, even though there is a forecast for another storm around the corner. 

Nearly 40 adult students are enrolled in our last instruction block to learn the German language and explore the German culture. We are excited to welcome eight adults in our beginner classes. We are also very grateful for our advanced students that stay focused, despite the challenges that the German language offers. Adult classes will run until the end of May.

Our summer schedule for our adults will be online in the next two weeks. One of the classes will be “German Culture, travel phrases and words!” Please stay tuned!

Our spring children’s and teen’s program will end on May 10. There will be one additional week for makeup lessons for winter storms (please contact your teacher to find out, if there is a makeup class).  

It has been a fun spring semester with our younger learners. Our preschoolers sang and danced pretending to be “der dicke Tanzbär” or “Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil”. Our elementary and middle schoolers produced TV news shows and our teenagers got ready for the Deutsche Sprachdiplom  or the German AP exam. Neatness to say, there was a lot of learning going on in our building. Apart from regular German instruction, we offered an immersion program on Thursdays. During that time, we tried to expose the children to German phonemes. Our goal was to create a deeper awareness of the different sounds that German language offers. Our teachers noticed that this additional immersion hour  enhanced the learning of the German language among our young students. 

Don’t miss our on our big cultural highlight, the May Fest on May 5, 2019 from 10:30 – 12:00 pm. Please join us for this wonderful event with dancing, eating strawberries, making flower crowns and community building. To register for this event, please email Pia.

We offer a full summer camp program of nine weeks for our children ages 5 – 12. Teenagers who are interested in volunteering, should contact me.

Last but not least, I would like to mention that this semester would not have been as successful without the support of our motivated board members, other staff members and volunteers. A big THANK YOU goes to our dedicated teachers that put all their time and effort into preparing the classes to make them a  success for every student at our school. I am looking forward to a wonderful summer and an exciting fall semester.

Liebe Grüße,
Birgit

February School News – Adult Spring Block II – Summer Camps

Dear Friends & Families,

Our school has been very busy in the first couple of weeks of the new year. Currently, we offer 10 adult group classes. Students are exposed to a wide range of German language content, from basic German skills to advanced learning. Students and teachers are enjoying these classes very much. 

Our children’s program has been expanded this semester. Due to a grant from Germany, our school was able to start a pilot project for this semester. The project entails an additional immersion class on Thursdays at no cost for the families. We are now at the point that the students know the new routine, and now students and teachers are thriving together. It has been confirmed by the teachers that the additional hour of German exposure enhances the students’ learning in the regular class.

One group of eager teenagers is preparing for the upcoming DSD 1 exam in March. Even though it is difficult to work on German grammar skills, they are working hard to master this big challenge.

Our guest speakers/performers for the Jugendtreff semester are Vanessa Gerhard (dance), Ralph Duane (circus) and Gabi Frasier (police officer). This will be so much fun!

Our German bookclub “Treffpunkt Lesen” will meet on February 27. We will talk about the book” Rosenjahre” by Jasmin Tabatabai.

Our second adult spring block will start on February 25, 2019. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced group classes. Please check out our website for more info!

Are your children interested in cooking, science, games & more? Summer camps (incl. extended hours) are up for registration! Please check them out!

Please contact me, if you have any questions.

Best Regards & liebe Grüße,

Birgit Priester
Board Director
info@bouldergermanschool.org

Happy New Year!

GermanSchoolFun
Obstgarten Spiel, Buchstaben und ihre Laute, Würfelspiel mit Anlauten

 

Frohes Neues Jahr!

Our school has been very busy in the first couple of weeks of the new year. Currently, we offer 10 adult group classes. Students are exposed to a wide range of German language content, from basic German skills to advanced learning. Students and teachers are enjoying these classes very much. The new adult class block will start the week of February 25. Interested people are always welcome to check out current classes.

Our children’s program has been expanded this semester. Due to a grant from Germany, our school was able to start a pilot project for this semester. The project entails an additional immersion class on Thursdays at no cost for the families. We are now at the point that the students know the new routine, and now students and teachers are thriving together. It has been confirmed by the teachers that the additional hour of German exposure enhances the students’ learning in the regular class.

One group of eager teenagers is preparing for the upcoming DSD 1 exam in March. Even though it is difficult to work on German grammar skills, they are working hard to master this big challenge.

Our guest speakers/performers for the Jugendtreff semester are Vanessa Gerhard (dance), Ralph Duane (circus) and Gabi Frasier (police officer). This will be so much fun!

Our German bookclub “Treffpunkt Lesen” will meet on February 27. We will talk about the book” Rosenjahre” by JasminTabatabai.

We are looking forward to the upcoming weeks and months with our students.

Are you children interested in cooking, science, games & more? Our summer camps are online and open for registration.

Nikolausfeier

Am Sonntag den 4. Dezember, von 15:30 – 17:30Uhr ist die Nikolausfeier der Deutschen Spielgruppe mit einem Deutschsprechenden Nikolaus.

Die Kinder können kleine Tüten dekorieren für die Leckerlie vom Nikolaus. Wir werden etwas Musik spielen (bitte bringt Instrumente mit) und Weihnachtlieder singen (bitte Noten mitbringen) bis der Nikolaus zur Türe hereinkommt.

Der Nikolaus(danke an den Oliver) erzählt die Nikolausgeschichte und gibt den Kindern ein paar Süssigkeiten/Mandarinen/Nüsse (je nachdem was Eltern mitbringen). Die Süssigkeiten für den Niklaus bitte oben abgeben, am Eingang geradeaus und links wird ein Wäschekorb stehen. Die Feier findet unten im Keller statt.

Danach bitte kurz mithelfen beim Aufräumen. Ich weiss manchmal rennen einen am Schluss die Kinder davon… aber vielleicht kann ja jeder einen Stuhl in den Gang räumen, ein paar Sachen im Bastelzimmer aufheben, etc.

Wir bitten um eine kleine Spende für die Raumbenutzung.
Please email Gisela for more information.

‘German Language Diploma’ (Deutsches Sprachdiplom, DSD)

Our school took part in the celebration of all students who passed the ‘German Language Diploma’ (Deutsches Sprachdiplom, DSD) exams in Colorado this year. – Congratulations! None of our students took the exam yet; we will offer these exams as of next year, and are sure that then our students will be honored, too!

Unsere Schule war bei der Feier für die Schüler vertreten, die dieses Jahr in Colorado die Prüfungen für das Deutsche Sprachdiplom (DSD) bestanden haben. – Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Von unserer Schule war kein Schüler dabei; wir bieten die Prüfungen ab dem nächsten Jahr an, und wir sind sicher, dass unsere Schüler dann ebenfalls geehrt werden!

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St. Martin – Lantern Crafting and Parade, Nov 13, 2016

Our St. Martin event was (again) a great success!! About 80 people – children, parents and many helpers – showed up to our lantern crafting and about 150 joined us for the lantern parade at Scott Carpenter Park – Thanks to everyone, in particular to JUBILATIONS CATERING for the delicious soup!

Unsere St. Martin Veranstaltung war (mal wieder) ein Riesenerfolg! Etwa 80 Leute – Kinder, Eltern und viele Helfer – kamen zum Laternenbasteln und etwa 150 Personen waren beim Martinszug im Scott Carpenter Park. Vielen Dank an alle – ganz besonders an JUBILATIONS CATERING fuer die leckere Suppe!

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http://www.jubilationscatering.com

Immigrant Heritage Week

Immigrant Heritage Week/ Deutscher Nationalfeiertag: Deutsche Geschichte, Geschichte(n) einiger Einwanderer und

Hier sind einige Fotos von unserer Veranstaltung am 2. Oktober. Danke an alle, die da und mitgewirkt haben, an den Bohemian Biergarten, der den Raum zur Verfuegung gestellt hat, und die Commission for Human Relations der Stadt Boulder, die diese Veranstaltung gesponsort hat.