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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

Advent and Christmas Celebration

December 17, 2.30 – 5 pm (Saturday)
2.30 – 3.30 pm: All children and parents are invited to craft advent gifts
4 – 5 pm: Christmas service in German with active participation of students and friends of our school

Mountain View United Methodist Church
355 Ponca Place, Boulder, CO 80303

May Fest Coming Up! May 5, 2019 from 10:30 – 12:00 Please join us!

COME AND DANCE INTO SPRING
“Tanz in den Mai”

The Boulder School for German Language and Culture happily invites you to welcome the spring!

Dancing, Flower Crown Weaving and Strawberries w/Whipping Cream, Pound Cake and “Apfelschorle” will be provided.
Everyone is Welcome!

Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Harlow Platts Park Shelter (South Boulder: 3160 Gillaspie, Boulder 80305)

Please RSVP by May 2 to Pia
$ 5.00 suggested donation per family (each family needs to bring flowers).

We Look Forward to Seeing You There!

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.