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

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

“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