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.
In total, eleven of our children and teenagers passed the IVA (Internationale Vergleichsarbeit) exam. To honor their great accomplishment, we had a small celebration. Irene Mrazek, the German Language Consultant for the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle fuer Auslandsschulwesen) in Colorado came to Boulder to hand out the certificates.
A group of students, parents and staff members had fun on October 23 & 24 while learning how to produce a podcast. Elvis Katticaren from Germany taught and demonstrated what radio producers do …and on the second day, it was hands on! We produced a survey with the topics
‘What are the cultural differences between the US and Germany?’,
‘Why should one learn a second language?’ and
‘What are biases of Germans against Americans and vice versa?’
Curious about our thoughts? Stay tuned – We will upload the professionally edited mp3 file soon!
This year, we offered for the first time the exams for the IVA (Internationale Vergleichsarbeit) and the German Language Diploma (Deutsches Sprachdiplom, DSD) at our school for our children and teenagers. These are official exams from the German government given to German schools abroad. ALL students who participated passed the exam! We are very proud of you!