Deutsche Film-Reihe: “Good Bye, Lenin!” November 17, 2019

Bring your friends and family and join us to kick off the German Movie Series with great German motion pictures and film analysis classes at the Boulder German School.

November 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For this occasion we would like to invite you to an afternoon with the prized 2003 comedy drama “Good Bye Lenin!” from director Wolfgang Becker. We will screen the film at Atonement Lutheran Church on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3:30 – 6:00 pm.

Dedicated socialist Christiane (Katrin Sass) suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma after seeing her son Alex (Daniel Brühl) arrested during an anti regime protest. She remains comatose through the fall of the Berlin wall and the German Democratic Republic. Feeling guilty for his mother’s condition Alex pulls off an elaborate scheme to keep her in good health. This movie is recommended for mature audiences.

The screening in OT (original tone) with English subtitles is open to all and free but we welcome donations towards our school’s cultural program.

Please register to reserve your spot for the film screening.

Film Analysis Class

Following the screening we offer an in-depth analysis class in which we are going dive into the historical, socio-cultural and culinary contexts of the movie. This class is recommended to advanced beginner and intermediate students (A2+).

Tuesdays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm (classes on 11/19, 11/26 and 12/3).

Please register to reserve your spot for the Film Analysis Class


German School Fall Program: Last Registration Week

Dear Members, Families & Friends,

Our summer program has come to an end. We had 10 weeks of successful German language learning with over 100 students in our summer program. 
Fall registration has already started and classes are filing up. Teachers have been meeting and working hard to achieve the most language learning possible for our students.

What classes/events will we offer this fall?
Language Classes for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Students, IVA Exams and DSD ExamsMusic Classes, Private Lessons
>> NEW: Story Hour (once a month, starting September 9, from  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, free for school members)

Language Classes for all Levels, Conversation Classes, Private Lessons
>> NEW: Board Games

Cultural Events for the Community:
Treffpunkt Lesen: October 23, 2019 
St. Martin Celebration: November 10, 2019
Advent Celebration:  December 11, 2019

Classes will start SEPTEMBER 3rd, so please register asap. This will help us to plan accordingly.

Please let me know, if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for your support. We are looking forward to seeing you in September.

Best Regards & Liebe Grüße,
Birgit Priester (Director)

SPRING 2019 Newsletter & Summer & Fall News

Thank you so much for participating in our classes and supporting our school in the spring, we truly appreciate your support!
Please read our SPRING NEWSLETTER to find out about exciting events and classes of the last couple of months.

What is happening at our school this summer?
ADULT CLASSES:Are you super busy this summer, but still want to keep up your German skills?
Our four week adult summer classes are ideal for busy summer travelers:
Start:  June 10th, 2019
Topics:    Conversation (all levels) Grammar & Phonetics Schnupperklasse (German “taster” class) Study German Food Meet and Great the Germans
Please view the website for more information and registration.

SUMMER CAMPS (ages 5-12) & SING ALONG FOR CHILDREN (ages 0-6):Yesterday was the last day of our first summer camp week! Our restaurant offered vegetable risotto, yeast piggies, sushi and other exciting menu items.7 more weeks of exciting day camps (+extended hours) are being offered this summer and there are still spots available.
Parent’s Comment regarding our first week of camp:

“Our daughter can take a while to warm up to things, but because of the staff’s warm and engaging welcomes, she jumped right in and the week was wonderful! She LOVED going to camp and talked about her new friends that she made there. We are relieved and very happy :)”.

Please check out the summer camp schedule and register here.
There are two more openings for the second sing along session, starting on July 16.If you are interested in singing German songs with your child during the summer, please register here.

SUMMER TIME IS READING TIME: Do you enjoy reading German books? Or, would you like to check out some German books/DVDs for your children? Our library volunteer, Gabriele, would love to welcome you on
June 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm at our library. Please contact Gabriele for more info.

Fall is around the corner! Our fall class schedule will be online soon.
Register early, pay the spring registration fee and save some money! 
Prices will go up in July, 2019!


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,

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

Lantern Parade/St. Martin Celebration

Snowy landscape with children and adults standing in a circle holding Lanterns

Dear Parents and Friends,

Please join us in celebrating St. Martin, a European Cultural Event on November 10, 2019.

Lantern Making
3 – 4:30 pm Lantern Making and Soup (VG) with “German Sausage – Sausages from “CharcūtNuvo”
@ Atonement Lutheran Church, 685 Inca Parkway, Boulder
Lantern Walk 
5 – 5:30 pm Lantern Walk, Story, Singing
@ Scott Carpenter Park, 1505 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303
(Scott Carpenter Park parking lot is currently under construction, please allow extra time to get to the event.)
Please register online for the Lantern making event, it will include a delicious vegetarian soup with Sausages ($8 for Adults and Children 4+).
The Lantern walk is free, but please still register online so we can plan accordingly.

In honor of “Saint Martin” we would like to hold a “Coat Drive”. Drop off new or gently worn and clean coats, November 4 – 15. There will be a suitcase in front of the classrooms. You can also bring a coat to the Saint Martin “Lantern making” at the Atonement Lutheran Church.

Thank you for being part of the Boulder German School Community!

Registration Open for October Language Classes and Fun Cooking Classes for Adults!

Der Herbst ist immer unsere beste Zeit
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dear Parents and Friends,

We have had some really warm days in the building and we are excited about transitioning into the cooler time of the year.
It has been fun to see so many returning and new faces at our school in the last couple of weeks. Thank you so much for your interest in the German Language and Culture. 

While students and teachers are getting back into their routines, there have been a lot of additional events going on at school:

  • First Jugendtreff Meeting at the Boulder Reservoir!
  • We had to move our German library to a different location. The library will be closed temporarily.
  • Our school staff and friends supported the school by working for a school fundraiser at the Octoberfest in Boulder – Thank you!
  • We celebrated our children’s and teenagers’ success in completing the IVA assessments (Internationale Vergleichsarbeiten) and the German DSD I (Deutsche Sprachdiplom I) exam!

  • First Jugendtreff Meeting at the Boulder Reservoir!
  • We had to move our German library to a different location. The library will be closed temporarily.
  • Our school staff and friends supported the school by working for a school fundraiser at the Octoberfest in Boulder – Thank you!
  • We celebrated our children’s and teenagers’ success in completing the IVA assessments (Internationale Vergleichsarbeiten)  and the German DSD I (Deutsche Sprachdiplom I) exam!

We are so proud of you – outstanding accomplishments – keep working hard!

Our new fall adult classes will start October 21 and classes are open for registration. 

We offer a wide variety of classes for any level of German. There are beginner classes, intermediate and advanced classes.

NEW this fall: German Cooking Classes for Adults!

Please visit sign up online for the adult classes.

Please join us in the upcoming cultural fall events:

  • Lantern Celebration; November 10, 2019
  • Advent Celebration; December 8, 2019   
  • Story-hour; Monday, October 14th from 5-6pm

Thank you for being part of the Boulder German School Community!