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Toddler (ages 3-4)
This class teaches children to interact with the German language by playing games, making crafts, singing songs, and storytelling. These activities supplement our standard German kindergarten activities, such as learning the concepts of same and different, size, opposites, left and right, numbers, colors, and more. Seasonal topics are also incorporated into the lesson plan.
Primary (ages 5-6)
This class helps children to learn and practice German through playful activities. The curriculum is filled with activities that encourage language and literacy development in young children, e.g. rhythmic games, playing with syllables, and experimenting with letters. Reading and writing is introduced through games and other supplemental learning materials.
Lower Elementary (ages 7-8)
This class focuses on developing a child's conversational skills in spoken German. In this class, children expand their vocabulary, learn more about grammar, and develop a grasp on German syntax. Through the use of a workbook and other supplemental learning materials, children also learn more about how to read and write in German.
Required Material: Tinto 2 Arbeitsbuch
Elementary (ages 9-10)
In this class, children learn how to become more confident in conversational German. A strong literary component also ensures that the students not only listen, speak, and play in German, but also read and write. Topics are chosen according to children's interests to provide a fun yet educational environment--one that is similar to schools in Germany.
Required Material: Tinto 3 Arbeitsbuch
Upper Elementary I (ages 11-12) and II (ages 12-13)
This class is for students who are already communicating auf Deutsch well, but who need to work on their grammar and orthography. Students will utilize word analysis and vocabulary skills in order to comprehend and analyze written selections. Through discussions of root words, synonyms, antonyms, word origins, and word derivations, students will learn how to encounter and decode unfamiliar words. These skills will further prepare them for a world of both spoken and written German.
Required Material: Tinto 4 Arbeitsbuch
Through the various reading of different stories and hands-on activities, students will make inferences, draw conclusions, compare and contrast, summarize stories, use context clues, and establish purposes for reading. Through a focus on the unique process of learning the German language, students will improve their communication skills in all areas. What does it mean to not only read, write, and speak German--but to also think in German?