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?
Children/Teens:
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)

Adults:
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)

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