We prepare students for the global economy with classes that use TPR – Total Physical Response philosophy. This program integrates storytelling around themes rather than traditional rote vocabulary and memorization to motivate students to speak, and participate in class.
Students experience the culture and language through play, skits, music, games and activities that reinforce vocabulary that they can use from the first day of class. A multi-media library with the latest movies, music and books, supplement the text and workbooks – all included in the annual tuition.
The two-track program separates classes for beginners and heritage students who have prior knowledge of German.
Track 1 – for non-native speakers with German as a foreign language – follows international standards including the new Common European Framework of References (CEFR) and the US National Standards for Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Track 2 - for children with prior knowledge of German – follows German school curriculum and the CEFR, and offers easy integration into the German School System for returning students and/or to obtain the German Language Certificate (Deutsches Sprachdiplom), a proof of language proficiency for German, Austrian & Swiss Universities.
Adults can take classes that meet their beginner and advanced language needs. All classes are tailored for small group instruction.
Please ask us for additional information about AP and SAT Subject II preparatory classes, study abroad and private lessons.
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