Are you interested in having your high school age child attend a German Conversation Class?
A conversation class encourages the children to spend as much time as possible speaking or listening to German – through reading of books, plays, poetry and analyzing songs. There might be some dialogues, theatre, partner work and using digital media to pass a message along. Students will be learning fairy tales, traditional literature & poetry, as well as modern, up-to-date songs that will give them an insight into German culture. There will also be a session on travel vocabulary – trains, planes & automobiles.
Let me know if something like this would interest your child/ren. Maximum 16 children per class. Prerequisites are a minimum of one year German lessons and the basics – Alphabet, counting to 100, colours etc.
604 828 8788
Even though September is not yet here, you can already sign up to a German School. As far as I can tell, there are 4 schools:
a. Westside Vancouver German School:
We offer a widely recognized high quality K-12 German after-school language program. Ideally students join our program at the age of 5 or 6 and progress on to high school.
http://www.vwgs.org – takes place Tuesdays from 4 pm to 6:15 for children from 5/6 to 10 (high school graduation) or Wednesdays from around 10 to 18 at the Prince of Wales Secondary School.
b. North Shore German School:
Founded in 1974, the German School North Shore has a rich tradition in providing German language classes to school-aged students from North Vancouver, West Vancouver and the Lower Mainland as far reaching as Port Moody. Our Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs, which follow the prescribed curriculum for German heritage schools, are taught by professional German-speaking teachers.
http://www.germanschoolns.ca – takes place on Thursdays from 4:15 to 6:15 for Kindergarten to Grade 12
c. Surrey German Language School:
Die Deutsche Sprachschule Surrey bietet am Samstag morgen international anerkannten Sprachunterricht für Kinder von der Vorschule bis zur 12. Klasse und für Erwachsene an.
The Surrey German Language School offers internationally recognized Saturday morning language classes for children from Pre-School to Grade 12 and for adults.
http://surreygermanschool.com – takes place on Saturdays from 9 am to noon for children from 3+ to Adult level
d. Deutsche Kindergruppe – for those who are too young for German School – ages 0 to 5 years old
Meetings will resume on the 9th of September
Come with your children (0-5yrs) every Monday between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm to sing songs, play, make crafts and speak German.
Wir sind eine offene Spielgruppe für Kinder von 0-5 Jahren und treffen uns Montags (ausser in den Ferien und an Feiertagen) zwischen 09:30-12:00.
Kommt doch mal vorbei und singt, spielt, bastelt und plaudert mit uns.
Contact: Kecia Boecking, Tel: 604-988-1356
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