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German School Campus needs your support!

German School Campus needs your support!

Please help us raise funds to make one year of German language and cultural studies accessible to 10 students.

Last week we started a gofundme.com crowd funding campaign to get closer to our goal of raising $20,000. This will provide 10 scholarships for students to learn the German language for an entire school year including all materials, books and exam fees. Please support us!

 Multi Ethnic Students Standing In Front Of German Flag Showing Thumb Up
Multi Ethnic Students Standing In Front Of German Flag Showing Thumb Up

Learning any world language opens the doors for our children to advance in their professional careers later on in life. And learning German in particular could even help your child to study for free at one of the many world-renowned German universities later on. According to a recent study, German is among the top three languages children should learn “…if they’re looking for success in the next 10 years.” (Travel & Leisure)

Here at GermanSchool campus we want to make learning of the German language accessible to any child, who wants to discover the exciting world of getting to know a new culture through its language. “Young minds are so inquisitive and eager to learn. That is the time when we have to help them tackle the study of a new language and acquire a sense for a new culture. It will make them insightful and well-rounded adults.” believes Ursula Schoeneich, GermanSchool campus’ engaged principal and founder.

Alex M and Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann presented DSD Diploma
Alex M and Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann presented DSD Diploma

Our school provides German classes for the age groups 4 to 17. Comprehensive teaching covers the German language in reading, writing, listening and speaking and our curriculum will immerse students into Germany’s culture, geography and traditions. Classes are purposely held small so teachers can dedicate their attention to the individual student; an environment that enables very focused work towards the German “Sprachdiplom” (German National Exam).

As you get ready for your taxes please keep us and the education of our children in mind – Sponsor a child with your contribution today!

“Americans have used charitable donations to lower their taxable income since World War I”. reports TurboTax, and “…nearly 27 percent of filers take advantage of this tax break, according to a preliminary analysis of 2010 tax returns by the Internal Revenue Service.”

GermanSchool campus is a 501(c) (3) non-profit Public Benefit Corporation and any donation translates into a 100% charitable tax deduction.

Your generous contribution will help transform our youth of today into responsible and aware global citizens of the future.

Please consider GermanSchool campus in your gifting this year!

GermanSchool campus at www.Gofundme.com

German School Campus is gearing up for the German National Exam

German School Campus is gearing up for the German National Exam

German School Campus is gearing up for the German National Exam

An exciting month is ahead of us. It’s German National Exam Time!

April is the month where we can show off what we have studied for so hard all year. Our German language skills are under the spotlight ! AATG testing (American Association of Teachers for German), which is also known as the German National Exam, is scheduled for this month and our students are ready to proof their knowledge of the German language!

The April AATG test is the first one in a series of four, that students can take. All following German National Tests are being held in the winter semester .

Participating in AATG tests has a number of benefits:
  • Working towards a goal respectively a test, motivates and inspires the students to give their best.
  • Students may have the benefit of being placed in a higher-level language class at their high school (given the school offers classes in German)
  • These tests are a great preparation for high school students, who work towards taking the SAT subject tests: ‘German’ or ‘German with Listening’, which in turn will help their overall SAT scores for their college applications.
  • Working toward a test makes studying more streamlined since very particular material has to be covered.

In 2016 an astounding 26,572 students from nearly 700 schools all over the U.S. have participated in the AATG testings. All our German School Campus students, who took part in last year’s AATG 4 testing, have finished with a gold medal. So our bar is set high for our students, who are taking the AATG 1 this April!

German School Campus, a Specialist in German Language Test Preparation

We at German School Campus take testing seriously and leave nothing to chance.
We prepare our students well not only in the specifics of the German language but also in the technicalities of the test taking itself. This alone can sometimes be challenging if it has not been practiced.

In the last month leading up to the exam we make time to work with our students also on the actual test taking and initiate mock test situations. That way our students learn how to navigate the particular AATG test format and will be able to access videos, reading material and audios as well as their actual test material simultaneously when needed.

How do the AATG Tests work?

Each AATG exam is delivered in electronic format and consists of two parts, a 40-minute listening and viewing portion (audios and videos) and a 45-minute reading portion that includes printed text but also graphs and images that need to get interpreted. Each of those two parts has 50 questions in the style of multiple choice, matching and true/false. AATG offers some sample tests on their website so one can get familiarized with the format.

German School Campus will hold its German National Test on April 22nd, 2017.

Have any questions? We are here to help.

Contact us by phone +1 (949) 229 – 7389 or send us an email at [email protected]

Endlich zurück!

Endlich zurück!

Nach einem langen Jahr konnte ich meine Lieblingsschüler wiedersehen. Vier Wochen konnte ich wieder an dem Unterricht teilnehmen und sehen wie hart alle letztes Jahr gearbeitet haben. Aber nicht nur meine Kids, sondern auch neue Schüler konnte ich kennenlernen. Jedes Alter ist nun vertreten und alle lernen gemeinsam! Ich war zunächst skeptisch, aber es funktioniert! Ganz

Endlich zurück!
Endlich zurück!

nach dem Motto, jeder hilft jeden. Es wird weiterhin streng nach Plan gearbeitet, auch in den Ferien und es lohnt sich! Alle Schüler haben die Tests bestanden und wollen weiter machen. Ich bin wirklich stolz auf die Arbeit von allen! Aber nicht nur die Atmosphäre in der Klasse, sondern auch private Events haben mich wieder einmal beeindruckt. Die Schüler freuen sich auf Ostern in der Schule, sie kommen gerne mit zu Filmabenden und die ersten Familien haben sich bereits für das nächste Sommer Camp registriert. Eine Woche alles um das Thema deutsche Wissenschaft mit vielen Experimenten in der Schule oder auf dem Wasser. Ich wünschte ich könnte wieder mit dabei sein! Es ist viel Arbeit am Anfang, aber die Woche verging so schnell und es war ein riesen Spaß für alle! Meine Schüler vermisse ich jetzt schon! Den Koffer werde ich nicht weit weg stellen!

Finally, I am back!

Finally, I am back!

After a long year, I could see my favorite students again. For four weeks I could take part in classes again and see how hard everyone was working. Not only my kids, but also new students I could get to know. Every age is now represented and everyone learns together! At first I was skeptical, but it works! According to the motto, everyone helps everyone. The program of one school year is still strict, even in the holidays but it is worth it! All students passed their

Finally, I am back!
Finally, I am back!

latest tests and everyone wants to move on to the next level. I am really proud of the work done by all of the students! Not only the ideas in class were really impressive, but also our private activities as well. The students are looking forward to Easter at school, they are happy to come to film events and the first families have already registered for the next summer camp. The camp is one week filled with German science involving many experiments in school or on the water. I wish I could be there again! It’s a lot of work at the beginning, but the week went by so quickly and it was a blast for every one of us! I miss my students already! For sure, I will not put my suitcase too far away!

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest & Party

Gingerbread House
Decorating Contest & Party

Enjoy one of our most popular school events for all kids. This is a lot of fun and the school year highlight they are all waiting for. Gingerbread house or also “Hexenhaus” decorating contest and our traditional Year end party at German School campus and Ute’s Kinderschule. Come and enjoy this day with the kid’s and family. Please make your reservation, places are limited and they fill fast.

You and your friends are invited to join us
Saturday December 3rd – from 4pm to 7pm

Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach CA 92663
Room “Foxtrott” downstairs

Please register today, just click on the link below  – do not miss it!
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest & Party

It is the day before St. Nikolaus and we have a lot to prepare. German School campus with Frau Ursula and Ute’ Kinderschule will assist you. Please make a reservation soon: ages from 4 – 17 years.

German School campus age 7-17 years [email protected] Phone (949) 285 0829

We ask for a donation of $ 30 per Hexenhaus towards the material.
Please mail the check no later than November 28 ($30 each child). Please include with your check payment the name(s) of your kid(s).

to:
GERMAN SCHOOL campus
26895 Aliso Creek Rd, #B858 – Aliso Viejo CA 92656

Scout-O-Rama 2016

What is Scout-O-Rama?

Scout-O-Rama is the annual “trade show” of Scouting in Orange County that is attended by over 20,000 participants. Scouts, their families and friends interested in learning about Scouting enjoy a fun-filled day of exhibits, competitions and displays. Some popular events from recent years include dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, climbing towers, obstacle courses, Bubble Rollers, Medieval Times and the Vans Skate Team shows. Local Packs, Troops, Teams, Posts and Crews can participate in the Scout-O-Rama event by displaying an exhibit booth. This event is open to the public.

From left to right: Alwin Morgenstern, Dr. Steven Skahen, Greg Taylor, Ursula Schoeneich, Charlotte Mueller
From left to right: Alwin Morgenstern, Dr. Steven Skahen, Greg Taylor, Ursula Schoeneich, Charlotte Mueller

Dr. Steven Skahen, Ursula Schoeneich and Alwin Morgenstern all from Troop 90 Newport Beach and intern Charlotte Mueller (GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Sea Base) presented this year:

Ursula Schoeneich Principal of GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Seabase
Ursula Schoeneich Principal of GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Seabase
  • German Interpreter Stripe
  • Most influential German Inventions
  • Building Human DNA
  • Presenting the GERMAN Language program with the GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach
Scouts building human DNA
Scouts building human DNA

Open House

GERMAN SCHOOL campus and Sea Base at Newport Sea Base celebrated Open House

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher opening speech GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Sea Base
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher opening speech GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach Sea Base
Open Ceremony GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach
Open Ceremony GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach

all day on Saturday April 30th, 2016 at the beautiful location at Newport Sea Base, 1931 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach CA, 92663 Visitors could pick up German School Camp Information STEM and enrollment documents for the 2016/2017 school year. German School Campus has a competence-oriented education that is also on the needs of the students. Students can come too us with their wishes and remarks. We take the time for the students and promote them in the world language German. Our students are on task and learn a world language with fun and joy by speaking, reading, hearing and seeing.

GERMAN SCHOOL campus open house sing up Newport Beach
GERMAN SCHOOL campus open house sing up Newport Beach

They are eagerly learning to achieving their certificates which brings them every year a step further to achieve a language diploma in German.

GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach kids activities Newport_Beach
GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach kids activities Newport_Beach

School Director Frau Schoeneich offered delicious German cake and coffee. The Balboa Bay club sponsored free Hamburgers. It was a fun-filled event, full of activities and delicious food! Children and parents had the opportunity to join free events and activities which included:

Roboter demo GERMAN SCHOOL open house Newport Beach Sea Base
Roboter demo GERMAN SCHOOL open house Newport Beach Sea Base
  • Sailboat & Pontoon Boat Rides
  • “Coastie” the Talking Tugboat
  • Sea Scout and NSB Sailing Team
  • Vessel Tours
  • Face Painting
  • Origami Boat Making
  • Huck Finn Fishing
  • Row Boats
  • Kayaking
  • Andy Fitzpatrick Regatta

Easter Party – Frohe Ostern

March 19th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wintermist Park

Eastereggs und Ostereier
Eastereggs und Ostereier

On Saturday, March 19th, we will have an Easter Party and would be so happy if you could join us!

We would appreciate if you could bring a little something to eat and share with everyone. Also, please bring a dozen filled plastic eggs (don’t le the children see it!) foru our egg hunt.

We will meet at Wintermist Park (2 blocks up the loop), where we have the Easter Egg Hunt, enjpy the yummy food and friends, and play some games.

Egg Hunt will start at 10:15 a.m.

RSVP by 3-13 please email or call or send message below.

Please download Easter Party 2016 Flyer

AATG

The National German Exam

is administered each year to nearly 22,000 high school students in the second, third and fourth level of German. The Exam, now in its 56th year, provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment. Exam results provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the country, as well as programmatic data provided to help inform curricular decisions. Exam results are among the criteria used in selecting the recipients of chapter awards and the national AATG/PAD Study Trip Awards, a four-week study trip program in Germany.

Each Exam is comprised of 100 questions. Question types include multiple choice, matching, and true/false. The Exam is comprised of two parts. The listening and viewing portion is 40 minutes in length and consists of a series of short audio and video segments with a total of 50 questions and tasks. The reading portion is 45 minutes in length and consists of a number of print texts, including graphs and images with a total of 50 questions and tasks. All materials used in the exam are from authentic resources.

Targeted Proficiencies. The Level 1 Exam measures student proficiencies in the Novice range as measured by the ACTFL_Proficiency_Guidelines. These students understand some ideas on familiar topics containing phrases, simple sentences, and frequently used expressions. They can understand the main point and a few details in short conversations, messages, and announcements.

The Level 2 Exam measures student proficiencies in the Novice High to Intermediate Low proficiency range. These students understand the main idea and some details on familiar topics expressed in sentences, short conversations, presentations, and messages.

The Level 3 Exam measures student proficiencies in the Intermediate Low proficiency range. These students understand the main idea and many details on familiar topics expressed in a series of connected sentences, conversations, presentations, and messages. They comprehend information related to basic personal and social needs and relevant to their immediate environment such as everyday life, school, and community.

The Level 4 Exam measures student proficiencies in the Intermediate proficiency range. These students understand the main points and most details in conversations, presentations, and messages on familiar topics. They also understand the main idea and some details on unfamiliar topics. They demonstrate emerging evidence of the ability to make inferences. They comprehend texts focused on relevant real-world topics of general interest.

Lantern Walk

Lantern Walk

Laternenumzug

We invite you to our Lantern Walk on Wednesday, November 11th, at 6:00 pm in front of Frau Ute’s Kinderschule. Please bring a jacket.
In Cooperation with: Ute’s KinderSchule and GERMAN SCHOOL campus. Please see details special flyer.

Traditional “Weckmännchen” and refreshments will be served after the walk. Please make a reservation with your teacher

Ute’s KinderSchule
949.786.3877
Email: [email protected]

GERMAN SCHOOL campus
949.229.7389
Email: [email protected]

A donation of $10 to our schools would be appreciated.

Meeting point is: 28 Silkgrass, Irvine CA 92614