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AATG Study Trip Award

GERMAN SCHOOL campus is proud to send 2 students to Minnesota
AATG Study Trip Award

AATG and Concordia Language Villages (Minnesota, USA) proudly partner to offer scholarships for both in-person and virtual village experiences in the German language and culture for high school students during the summer of 2021.

Ryan Raisrohani and Lucas Ruebsamen, who were among the Scholarship National German Exam Prizewinners.
Ryan Raisrohani and Lucas Ruebsamen

With this in mind, they are proud to announce „The Next Best Thing to Being There“ scholarships for Waldsee German Language Village, an AATG-recognized national Center of Excellence, and America’s premier residential and virtual immersion language program in North America, sponsored by Concordia Language Villages and Concordia College.

The Waldsee experience helps students discover friendships, explore the outdoors, sharpen their language skills and find opportunities for personal growth… alles auf Deutsch! Villagers will come together from across the country and around the globe. Students get the chance to engage with native speakers direct from German-speaking Europe and go back into the classroom energized by German.

We are very proud of our students Ryan Raisrohani and Lucas Ruebsamen, who were among the Scholarship National German Exam Prizewinners.

Jugend DEBATTIERT 2021

Erster Platz – Nordamerika Regionalfinale West 2021
GERMAN SCHOOL campus 1. Place with Sinead Roche Jugend debattiert Nordamerika Regionalfinale West 2021

Was für ein spannender Samstag- und Sonntagmorgen an der
German School campus.

Eilmeldung!
Sinead Roche
Sinead Roche

Sinead Roche hat den 1. Platz in der Sprach- und Herkunftsgruppe A bei Jugend debattiert gewonnen. Sinead ist die Tochter von Kerstin Roche, Deutschlehrerin an der GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach.

Wir sind begeistert und gratulieren! Eine tolle Leistung!

Jugend debattiert Nordamerika Regionalfinale West ging mit 37 Schüler und Schülerinnen an den Start, und Ost mit 28 Schüler und Schülerinnen.

Der Wettbewerb fand wegen der Covit Massnahmen noch online statt.

Grußworte aus Deutschland von Frau Anna HendrischK-Seewald ( ZFA), dem Gründer von Jugend debattiert Herr Ansgar Kemmann (Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung) zum 20. Jahr dieser Internationalen Veranstaltung.

Shayan Youssef
Shayan Youssef

Shayan Youssef, Schülerin der German School campus hat am ersten Jugend debattiert Wettbewerb West in den USA mit jeweils drei anderen Schülern/Innen an Diskussionen und Debatten in Runde 1 zu Themen “Soll der Verkauf zuckerhaltiger Getränke und von Schokoriegeln in der Schule grundsächlich verboten werden?” Runde 2 “Sollen Plastiktüten verboten werden?” teilgenommen. Die Diskussionsrunden dauerten jeweils 25 Minuten.

Shayan belegte einen tollen 8. Platz. Glückwunsch!

Frau Schöneich , sowie andere Schulleiter der Sprachschulen waren als Juroren tätig. Unsere Deutschlehrerin Frau Roche hat am Sonntag als Juror teilgenommen.

Ehemalige Finalisten die auch schon am Bundesfinale in Berlin teilgenommen hatten, waren als Juroren aus Deutschland zugeschaltet. Sie haben über ihre Erfahrungen berichtet wie die Harmonie in dem Ablauf, Glücksmomente nach den Debatten, der Applaus der Zuschauer, die Anerkennung als schönes Erlebnis und vor allem dabei zu bleiben, auch wenn es mal nicht so gut laufen sollte.

Mrs. Maiss-Minkler (ZFA) and Mr. Ingo Matthias (ZfA) moderated the program. Mr. Matthias (ZfA) brought Jugend debattiert to the USA.
Frau Maiss-Minkler (ZFA) und Herr Ingo Matthias (ZfA). Ingo Matthias hat Jugend debattiert das erste Mal nach USA gebracht.

Die SchülerInnen haben über zehn Wochen hin mit Frau Maiss-Minkler und Herrn Matthias Jugend debattiert gelernt, geübt und getestet.

Dabei sollten die Schülerinnen und Schüler das Debattieren probieren: Sie probieren selbst aus, wie eine Debatte nach Regeln von Jugend debattiert auf einfachster Stufe abläuft.

Position beziehen: Sie lernen, aus einer Streitfrage einen konkreten Vorschlag zu entwickeln, ihn zu begründen und zu bewerten.

Aufeinander eingehen: Sie lernen, die Freie Aussprache einer Debatte so zu führen, dass jeder Beitrag den Gedanken eines Vorredners aufgreift. Sie lernen, Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen den Positionen zu erkennen und widerstreitende Werte und Interessen abzuwägen.

Schlüsse ziehen: Sie lernen, die Debatte in der Schlussrunde zusammenzufassen und den für sie wichtigsten Grund entschieden zu vertreten.

Voraussetzungen klären: Sie lernen, sich auf Debatten vorzubereiten, indem sie herausfinden und darstellen, was der Streitfrage zugrunde liegt und worauf sich Positionen stützen können.

Debattieren trainieren: Sie lernen, eine vollständige Debatte nach Regeln von Jugend debattiert zu führen und auszuwerten. Bei den Debatten kommt es darauf an, dass jeder schon in den Schulen lernt, wie und wozu man debattiert, und regelmäßig übt, auch selbst zu debattieren.

Es war eine tolle Erfahrung für die Schülerinnen und Schüler und sicher sind sie auch wieder im kommenden Schuljahr dabei und können auch ihre Mitschüler begeistern teilzunehmen.

Englisch:
First Place – North America Regional Final West 2021

What an exciting Saturday-, and Sunday morning at the German School campus.

Breaking News today!
Sinead Roche
Sinead Roche

Sinead Roche won 1st place in the A language and origin group at Youth Debate. Sinead is the daughter of Kerstin Roche, a German Teacher at GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach.

We are thrilled and congratulate you! A great performance!

Youth Debate North America West Regional Finals went off with 37 students competing and East with 28 students.

The competition was still held online due to Covit measures.

Greetings from Germany by Mrs. Anna Hendrischk-Seewald ( ZFA) ,the founder of Jugend debattiert Mr. Ansgar Kemmann ( Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung) on the 20th year of this International event.

Shayan Youssef
Shayan Youssef

Shayan Youssef, a student of the German School campus, participated in the first Youth Debate competition West in the USA with three other students. Each student in discussions and debates in round 1 on topics: “Should the sale of sugary drinks and candy bars be banned in principle at school?” and round 2 “Should plastic bags be banned?”. The discussion rounds lasted 25 minutes each.

Shayan scored a great 8th place. Congratulations!

Mrs. Schoeneich, as well as other principals of the language schools, served as jurors. Our German Teacher, Mrs. Roche, participated as a juror on Sunday. Our student, Sinead Roche, will participate on Sunday morning on the same topics.

Former finalists who had already participated in the national finals in Berlin were present as jurors from Germany. They reported experiences, harmony in the process, moments of happiness after the debates, the applause of the audience, the recognition as a beautiful experience, and above all, to stay with it even if it should not go so well.

Mrs. Maiss-Minkler (ZFA) and Mr. Ingo Matthias (ZfA). Mr. Matthias (ZfA) brought Jugend debattiert for the first time to the US.
Mrs. Maiss-Minkler (ZFA) and Mr. Ingo Matthias (ZfA). Mr. Matthias (ZfA) brought Jugend debattiert for the first time to the US.

The students practiced and tested Youth Debate with Mrs. Maiss-Minkler and Mr. Matthias over ten weeks. In the process, the students have asked to try out debating: They try out for themselves how a debate runs according to Youth Debate starts at the most simple level.

Taking a position: They learn to develop a concrete proposal from an issue in dispute, to justify it, and to evaluate it.

Responding to each other: They learn to conduct the free debate of debate so that each contribution takes up the thought of a previous speaker. You will learn to identify commonalities and differences between positions and to weigh conflicting values and interests.

Drawing Conclusions: They learn to summarize the debate in the final round and decisively argue the most critical case.

Clarifying preconditions: They learn to prepare for debates by identifying and presenting what underlies the disputed issue and what positions can be based on.

Practice debating: They learn to conduct and evaluate a whole debate according to Youth Debate rules.

With debates, everyone must learn how to debate and what it’s for a while they’re still in school and regularly practice discussing themselves.

It was an excellent experience for the students, and I am sure that they will participate again in the next school year and that they will be able to inspire their classmates to participate.

Congratulations! AATG -National German Exam CLV Scholarship Winners!

We are proud – 2 Students from the GERMAN SCHOOL campus are winners of 2021

The National German Exam is administered each year to over 20,000 high school students of German. The Exam, now in its 61st year, provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive regional and national prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment.

We are so proud of our students Lucas Ruebsamen and Ryan Raisrohani who are among the 55 winners in the US for the AATG-CLV Scholarship of 2021.

Lucas Ruebsamen at GERMAN SCHOOL campus 2021 AATG Scholarship Award
Ryan Raisrohani at GERMAN SCHOOL campus 2021 AATG Scholarship Award

Eligibility. To be eligible to apply, students must score in the 90th percentile or higher on the National German Exam and have a minimum of a B average. Students must not live in a household where the regular conversation is in German. Students must be in high school.

Lucas (15) scored in the third year with Gold, and Ryan (16) scored in the second year with Gold in the AATG – National German Exam. Both have a high Percentile and they are on the Presidential Honor Roll. They both have taken the ZFA B1/DSDI Exam. Lukas is in our Honor Society of German School campus Chapter California Delta Eta of German Honor Society Delta Epsilon Phi.

AATG and Concordia Language Villages offer the winners one of the two following awards of the prizewinner’s choosing: a minimum of $750 award to be applied to enrollment in a four-week German immersion program (either in-person or virtual) or a full scholarship for anyone-week Waldsee Virtual Village program. “

What both can expect :
“The Next Best Thing to Being There” scholarships for Waldsee German Language Village, an AATG-recognized national Center of Excellence and America’s premier residential and virtual immersion language program in North America, sponsored by Concordia Language Villages and Concordia College.

Immersion Opportunities at Waldsee. Waldsee übercool adventures in German for beginners through advanced learners, all in a fun, motivating setting with master teachers, talented counselors, and participants from across the country and around the world. This summer Waldsee will offer both in-person and virtual village offerings for participants to dive into German in ways that are full of Spiel, Spaβ und Abenteuer!

18. April 1521 – vor 500 Jahren

Martin Luther

Martin Luther trotzt dem römischen Kaiser auf dem Reichstag zu Worms.

Martin Luther, der Hauptinitiator des Protestantismus, widersetzt sich dem römischen Kaiser Karl V., indem er sich weigert, seine Schriften zu widerrufen. Er war nach Worms gerufen worden, um sich vor dem Reichstag des Heiligen Römischen Reiches zu verantworten, wo er der Ketzerei beschuldigt wurde.

Martin Luther war Professor für Bibelauslegung an der Universität in Wittenberg. Im Jahr 1517 schrieb er seine 95 Thesen, in denen er die katholische Kirche für ihre korrupte Praxis des Verkaufs von “Ablassbriefen” oder der Vergebung von Sünden verurteilte. Luther ließ diesem revolutionären Werk ebenso kontroverse und bahnbrechende theologische Arbeiten folgen, und seine feurigen Worte lösten in ganz Europa religiöse Reformer aus. Im Jahr 1521 wurde er vom Papst exkommuniziert und gezwungen, vor dem Kaiser auf dem Reichstag zu Worms zu erscheinen, um seinen Glauben zu verteidigen. Er weigerte sich, seine Positionen zu widerrufen oder zurückzunehmen:

“Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders!”

Martin Luther wurde per Dekret zum Geächteten und Ketzer erklärt.
Mächtige deutsche Fürsten wie der Kurfürst Alexander von Sachsen schützten ihn jedoch und gewährten ihm Zuflucht auf der Wartburg. Von 1533 bis zu seinem Tod 1546 wirkte Luther als Dekan der Theologie an der Universität Wittenberg. und bis zu seinem Tod 1546 hatten seine Ideen den Kurs des westlichen Denkens entscheidend verändert.

April 18, 1521 – 500 years ago

Martin Luther

Martin Luther defies the Roman Emperor at the Diet of Worms.

Martin Luther, the main initiator of Protestantism, defied the Roman Emperor Charles V by refusing to recant his writings. He had been summoned to Worms to appear before the Diet of the Holy Roman Empire to answer charges of heresy.

Martin Luther was a professor of biblical interpretation at the University of Wittenberg in Germany. In 1517, he wrote his 95 Theses condemning the Catholic Church for its corrupt practice of selling “indulgences” or forgiveness of sins. Luther followed up the revolutionary work with equally controversial and groundbreaking theological works, and his fiery words sparked religious reformers throughout Europe. In 1521, he was excommunicated by the pope and forced to appear before the emperor at the Diet of Worms to defend his beliefs. Refusing to recant or retract his positions:

“Here I stand, I can do no other!”

Martin Luther was declared an outlaw and a heretic by decree.
However, powerful German princes such as the Elector Alexander of Saxony protected him, gave him refuge at Wartburg Castle. From 1533 to his death in 1546, Luther served as the dean of theology at the University of Wittenberg. and by the time of his death in 1546, his ideas had decisively changed the course of Western thought.

German School campus a SPARK school

German School campus is excited to participate as a SPARK school. SPARK classes are FREE of charge. Space is limited Call Now 949-285-0829 or Email [email protected]. Classes will take place online Monday afternoon per week for 4 weeks in April. Please contact Frau Schoeneich to come on the Email mailing list or sign up your kids here direct: Free SPARK Registration

SPARK is the joint project of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut to teach German to students K-3 using STEM-inspired lessons in a virtual classroom setting. Please share this information with anyone who has children in this age range and might be interested in signing their kid(s) up for one of these introductory German classes.

Out of the program Felix and Franzi

GERMAN SCHOOL campus SPARK program

Deutscher Karneval – österreichischer Fasching 2021

Was ist Fasching?

Schon die alten Ägypter haben Karneval gefeiert, in vorchristlicher Zeit wurde das Wiedererwachen der Natur mit öffentlichen Gelagen, Maskenbällen und farbenprächtigen Umzügen begangen. Die Ägypter feierten das bunte Fest zu Ehren der Göttin Isis, die Griechen für Dionysos, den Gott des Weines und die Kelten vertrieben die Geister der kalten Jahreszeit, indem sie ein Spektakel mit Rasseln und Holzstöcken aufführten.

Europa kennt den Karneval als Narrenfest. In heutiger christlicher Tradition bezeichnet der Fasching jene Bräuche mit den „letzten fetten Tagen“ vor Beginn der 14-tögigen bzw. sechswöchigen Fastenzeit.
Die Fastenzeit beginnt mit dem Aschermittwoch und endet mit dem Osterfest.

GERMAN SCHOOL campus Karneval 2020 magical chair

In Österreich wird traditionell drei Tage lang von Faschingssonntag bis Faschingsdienstag gefeiert. Fasching 2021 beginnt am 14.02. (Faschingssonntag) und dauert drei Tage lang über Rosenmontag (15.02.) bis Faschingsdienstag (16.02.)

In Köln (Deutschland) hallt der Schlachtruf „Kölle Alaaf!“ schon zur Weiberfastnacht von den Dächern. Im Rheinland und im schwäbischen- alemannischen Raum haben sich die traditionellen Faschingsbräuche gehalten.

In Venedig (Italien) taucht die Stadt sogar mehr als zwei Wochen in bunte Schleier und barocke Kostüme.

Ein buntes Eigenleben haben zum Beispiel der lateinamerikanische Karneval ( Rio de Janeiro, Karneval von Oruro).

In den USA (New Orleans) haben sich bunte Maskenumzüge die unter den Namen „Mardi Gras“ stattfinden entwickelt.

JECKE, OPJEPASS! Wegen der Corona-Pandemie fällt der Sitzungs- und Straßenkarneval in der Saison 2021 nahezu komplett aus. Klassische Karnevalssitzungen und Partys wird es dieses Jahr nicht geben. Deswegen haben sich viele Vereine etwas anderes einfallen lassen.
Der Kölner Karnevalsprinz verteilt mit den Mitgliedern des Karneval Vereins in einem Krankenhaus 111 Weckmänner und Krapfen an Mediziner und Pflegekräfte. Karneval bedeutet auch Frohsinn, dass man den Menschen Freude bringt und gerade in Krisenzeiten ist das wichtig, damit die Menschen ihrem Lebensmut nicht verlieren. Mit zahlreichen Streaming- Angeboten bietet der Kölner Karneval Corona Alternativen zu Hause an.

In Österreich (Villach der Faschingshochburg) wird das Prinzenpaar und die lustigen Faschingssitzungen ebenfalls virtuell vorgestellt.

Was wird gegessen?

Traditionell werden an Fasching Speisen gegessen, die in der Fastenzeit verboten sind. Typische Speisen zu Fasching sind Heringssalat, Erbsensuppe und “Himmel un Äd” (Himmel und Erde).

Warum essen wir an Fasching Krapfen?

Der Krapfen in Österreich oder der Berliner in Deutschland ist eine alte Teigspeise mit Marmelade gefüllt, die in Fett herausgebacken wird. Ursprünglich nutzte man die letzte Woche vor der Fastenzeit nämlich, um noch alles Fett und die restlichen Eier zu verarbeiten, da beides erst zu Ostern wieder gegessen werden durfte. Deswegen standen die Frauen den ganzen Tag in der Küche um Krapfen und Schmalznudeln zu backen. So kommt es auch das ein durchschnittlicher Krapfen auch 350kcal enthält.

Krapfen in Österreich

Letztes Jahr feierten wir, German School Campus gemeinsam mit Old World in Huntington Beach „Carnival – Fasching“.

Wir haben geladen: Kinder und Erwachsene einen Nachmittag voller Aktivitäten, Tänze und Spiele.

Ein Familienspaß mit traditionellen Faschingsschmankerln wie dem berühmten “Berliner”, Krapfen und Currywurst + Authentic German Food!

Weihnachten

Hier wohnt der Weihnachtsmann

Weihnachtshaus Himmelpfort GmbH
Klosterstraße 23
16798 Himmelpfort
Deutschland

Allgemein geht man davon aus, dass der Anlass die Geburt Christi war. Angefangen hat aber alles schon viel früher. Um 2000 v. Chr. beging man im Gebiet des heutigen Irak, 5 Tage lang ein Fest, bei dem man Geschenke austauschte und Prozessionen abhielt. So wurde das Ende des Winters und der Beginn des neuen Jahres mit Spielen und Vergnügungen gefeiert. Die Perser brannten große Feuer zur Sonnenwende ab. Dieses Fest galt dem Lichtgott Mithras, dem Spender von Fruchtbarkeit, Frieden und Sieg. Der Kult wurde durch Soldaten und Händler bis nach Griechenland und ins Römische Reich getragen. Er verbreitete sich von hier bis nach Germanien und Britannien.

Bei den Germanen war zu Beginn des Winters Schlachtzeit, also Zeit für Opferbräuche und Festgelage.

Im Baltikum und Skandinavien beging man ein Winterfest, Jul genannt, zu Ehren der Götter Odin und Thor. Die Römer feierten Mitte Dezember, wenn die Sonne den tiefsten Stand des Jahres erreicht, eine Woche lang ein wildes Fest – Saturnalien. Die Wintersonnenwende war ein heiliger Tag, dies natalis invicti solis genannt. Es war der Geburtstag der unbesiegten Sonne. Die Römer schmückten ihre Häuser mit Lorbeer und anderen Grünpflanzen, Freunde tauschten Geschenke aus, Kämpfe wurden ausgesetzt und Verbrecher nicht hingerichtet und die Sklaven durften sich wie Herren benehmen.

Als das Christentum sich im Römischen Reich verbreitete, wurde statt Saturnalien die Geburt Christi gefeiert. Da man nicht genau wußte wann dieses Ereignis wirklich stattgefunden hat (es wurden Daten zwischen April und Dezember vorgeschlagen), bestimmte im Jahr 354, Papst Liberius für die Christenheit den 25. Dezember. Die Ausgelassenheit der heidnischen Bäuche blieb erhalten bis zur Reformation. Alles Farbenfreudige, Prozessionen und Spiele waren fortan verboten und Weihnachten wurde ein stilles inniges Familienfest. Seither ist für Kinder der Vorabend von Weihnachten, der heilige Abend, wichtig, denn dann findet durch das Christuskind oder den Weihnachtsmann die Bescherung statt.

Christmas

It is generally believed that the occasion was the birth of Christ. But it all began much earlier. Around 2000 BC, in the area of today’s Iraq, people celebrated a festival for 5 days, exchanging gifts and holding processions. Thus the end of winter and the beginning of the new year were celebrated with games and amusements. The Persians burned large fires at the solstice. This festival was dedicated to Mithras, the god of light, the giver of fertility, peace, and victory. The cult was carried by soldiers and traders to Greece and the Roman Empire. It spread from here to Germania and Britain.

Among the Germanic tribes, the beginning of winter was the time of slaughter, i.e. the time for sacrificial rites and feasts.

In the Baltic and Scandinavia, a winter festival called Jul was celebrated in honor of the gods Odin and Thor. The Romans celebrated a wild festival – Saturnalia – for a week in mid-December, when the sun reached its lowest point of the year. The winter solstice was a holy day called dies natalis invicti solis. It was the birthday of the unconquered sun. Romans decorated their houses with laurel and other green plants, friends exchanged gifts, fights were suspended and criminals were not executed and slaves were allowed to behave like masters.

When Christianity spread in the Roman Empire, the birth of Christ was celebrated instead of Saturnalia. Since it was not known exactly when this event really took place (dates between April and December were suggested), in 354, Pope Liberius designated December 25 for Christianity. The exuberance of the pagan bellies remained until the Reformation. Everything colorful, processions, and games were henceforth forbidden and Christmas became a quiet intimate family celebration. Since then, the eve of Christmas, Christmas Eve, has been important for children, because that is when the Christ Child or Santa Claus gives the presents.

German School campus Parent Zoom meeting

Saturday December 5th, 2020 11:00 am

Topics:

  • German School Academic courses 2021
  • Tests- Exams in Spring 2021 age groups 8/9 to age 18
  • NGA – National German Exam
  • A1 Vergleichsarbeit, A2 Exam
  • DSD I and DSDII
  • AP Accreditation ZfA, PASCH-net, WASC
  • Benefits of German Language
  • upcoming events
  • Questions by Parents

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Dear Parents,

Thank you for being here this morning and we do not want to take too much of your time.

My Name is Ursula Schoeneich. I am the founder and Principal of the German school campus. With me is Frau Kerstin Roche and Frau Alexandra Wuerfler.

Once a student is enrolled in school, you become a member of it.
Our core curriculum is in accordance with the CEFR – Common European Framework of References for Languages as a guideline for Learning, Teaching, Assessments.

Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching, and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe and is widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency.

The European Framework Level is on our website. A1 – C1

”How do we teach German.”

https://www.germanschoolcampus.com/european-framework-level-a1-a2/

Our classes are structured in K/1st Grader-, 2nd Grader classes, Heritage speaker classes, Beginners of the German Language, Intermediate and Advanced German, AP German Language and Culture, High Advanced German class.

This gives the opportunity to grow into a Language assessment, get High School credit, receive Certificates, and Honors.

Our yearly curriculum is structured in accordance with the study books. We include special events like the German Reunification, we add short movies, speak about inventions and add Austria, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein as German-speaking countries.

We are a little bit limited with online classes right now rather than having action-oriented lessons with many activities in classroom settings.

We also teach German Culture in which we add to the following events in the calendar year, St.Martin, St. Nikolaus, Christmas, Fasching-Karneval, Easter Eggstravaganza.

I love to give students what they deserve especially when they work so hard in the extra afternoon hours or in between all their other classes, to learn German.

Therefore I founded the German school campus in 2015 and within these 5 years we reached ( I say we reached as there are also the teacher’s Frau Roche and Frau Wuerfler who create wonderful classes).

Tests-Exams in Spring 2021

ZfA A1 age 8 or 9 in March and A2 age 12/13 to 18

NGA age 12/13 to 18 Level 1,2,3,4

ZfA B1/DSD I at least age 14 and C1/DSDII age 16

We come now to the first AATG NGA National German Exam for High School students, in which we participate already with 6th graders Middle School level.

aatg.org/general/custom.asp?page=NGE

We do testing early to reach level 4 one day and to guide the students early enough to a test system. Every student on each level will be prepared.

Out of this membership we hold with AATG students receive certificates medals, honor roll letters, can become members of the Delta Epsilon Phi Honor Society.

We can start as early as Middle School.

It is time to enroll our students for this German Exam by next week the 10th on Level 2, 3, and 4, Exam by End of January.

Level 1 students will be enrolled in January, Exam Mid April.
For all testing, I need parents written acceptance. We let the parents know by email about the upcoming Exams.

Teachers have a Conference about the ZfA testing every year and the Exam days are set by the Ministry of Education in Berlin.

Testing A1 Vergleichsarbeit

Students will be in 3rd grade-9 years old up to 5th grade 11 years old.

It is an official Test we turn in to ZfA Central Agency of Schools Abroad
It is about 10 sentences reading, understanding, and answering questions with right and wrong. Then we read a part and students draw the elements of the story. They write an invitation to for sample a Birthday Party with words given. We have a conversation with all.

Students get really nice certificates with stars.

Mrs. Roche will tell you something about the A2 and DSDI Exam of the ZfA.

I will open the Powerpoint.

We get clear guidelines on what we have to do to cover these Exams. We are all trained in it by ZfA.

I will then take over again at the DSD II of the ZfA, which we were able to compete successfully in the Thanksgiving week.

DSDII PowerPoint

We have the AP German Language and Cultural class where we have the exam on May 5th by the College Board.

All these exams cumulate in the Seal of Biliteracy in which our students will get another great certificate and medal to stand out of the crowd once it comes to employment or university studies. These students earn much more money one day.

What do you the parents expect from a School like the German School campus?

Seeking student programs and contests that can demonstrate a level of quality in terms of its educational value, its operation.

Accreditation ZfA, PASCH-net, WASC

We are accredited by the Central Agency of Schools Abroad ZfA in which all student documents are registered with the Culture and Education Ministry in Berlin.

We are accredited by Pasch net de. In which many institutions work together like the Goethe Institut, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, and the Pedagogical Exchange Service PAD of the Secretariat of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs.

We are WASC accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools and Colleges.

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. The mission is built upon these beliefs: 1) a school’s goal is successful student learning; 2) each school has a clear purpose and schoolwide learner outcomes; and (3) for ongoing school improvement, each school engages in collaborative self-reflection and analysis to assess progress in achieving its mission, vision, and schoolwide learner outcomes.

We are members of the WDA World Organisation of German Schools abroad. This is our speaking tube to Berlin directly.

Benefits of German Language

Higher pay rate in employment and free university studies in Germany.
Connections to family and friends abroad. We had students who left us as parents got employed overseas.

Upcoming events

Sunday afternoon is the Weihnachtsmarkt in Old World under the CDC guidelines.

We do the Gingerbread house competition, which we do every year as a fundraiser.

Please, visit our Facebook Page. All Infos and news are posted. There are always extra quizzes or new vocabulary to learn.

Now your questions ……………………

German School campus Parent Zoom meeting Saturday, December 5th, 2020 11:00 am

Topics:
German School Academic courses 2021

  • Tests- Exams in Spring 2021 age groups 8/9 to age 18
  • NGA – National German Exam
  • A1 Vergleichsarbeit, A2 Exam
  • DSD I and DSD II
  • AP Accreditation ZfA, PASCH-net, WASC
  • Benefits of German Language
  • upcoming events

    Questions by Parents.
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    Dear Parents,
    Thank you for being here this morning and we do not want to take too much of your time.
    My Name is Ursula Schoeneich. I am the founder and Principal of the German school campus. With me is Frau Kerstin Roche and Frau Alexandra Wuerfler.
    Once a student is enrolled in school, you become a member of it.
    Our core curriculum is in accordance with the CEFR – Common European Framework of References for Languages as a guideline for Learning, Teaching, Assessments.
    Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching, and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe and is widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual Language proficiency.
    The European Framework Level is on our website. A1 – C1
    ”How do we teach German.”
    https://www.germanschoolcampus.com/european-framework-level-a1-a2/
    Our classes are structured in K/1st Grader-, 2nd Grader classes, Heritage speaker classes, Beginners of the German Language, Intermediate and Advanced German, AP German Language and Culture, High Advanced German class.
    This gives the opportunity to grow into a Language assessment, get High School credit, receive Certificates and Honors.
    Our yearly curriculum is structured in accordance with the study books. We include special events like the German Reunification, we add short movies, speak about inventions and add Austria, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein as German-speaking countries.
    We are a little bit limited with online classes right now rather than having action-oriented lessons with many activities in classroom settings.
    We also teach German Culture in which we add to the following events in the calendar year, St.Martin, St. Nikolaus, Christmas, Fasching-Karneval, Easter Eggstravaganza.
    I love to give students what they deserve especially when they work so hard in the extra afternoon hours or in between all their other classes, to learn German.
    Therefore I founded the German school campus in 2015 and within these 5 years we reached ( I say we reached as there are also the teacher’s Frau Roche and Frau Wuerfler who create wonderful classes).
    Tests-Exams in Spring 2021
    ZfA A1 age 8 or 9 in March and A2 age 12/13 to 18
    NGA age 12/13 to 18 Level 1,2,3,4
    ZfA B1/DSD I at least age 14 and C1/DSDII age 16.
    We come now to the first AATG NGA National German Exam for High School students, in which we participate already with 6th graders Middle School level.

    We do testing early to reach level 4 one day and to guide the students early enough to a test system. Every student on each level will be prepared.
    Out of this membership we hold with AATG students receive certificates medals, honor roll letters, can become members of the Delta Epsilon Phi Honor Society.
    We can start as early as Middle School.
    It is time to enroll our students for this German Exam by next week the 10th on Level 2, 3, and 4, Exam by End of January.
    Level 1 students will be enrolled in January, Exam Mid April.
    For all testing, I need parents written acceptance. We let the parents know by email about the upcoming Exams.
    Teachers have a Conference about the ZfA testing every year and the Exam days are set by the Ministry of Education in Berlin.
    Testing A1 Vergleichsarbeit
    Students will be in 3rd-grade years old up to 5th grade 11 years old.
    It is an official Test we turn in to ZfA Central Agency of Schools Abroad
    It is about 10 sentences reading, understanding, and answering questions with right and wrong. Then we read a part and students draw the elements of the story. They write an invitation to for sample a Birthday Party with words given. We have a conversation with all.
    Students get really nice certificates with stars.
    Mrs. Roche will tell you something about the A2 and DSDI Exam of the ZfA.
    I will open the Powerpoint.
    We get clear guidelines on what we have to do to cover these Exams. We are all trained in it by ZfA.
    I will then take over again at the DSD II of the ZfA, which we were able to compete successfully in the Thanksgiving week.
    DSDII PowerPoint
    We have the AP German Language and Cultural class where we have the exam on May 5th by the College Board.
    All these exams cumulate in the Seal of Biliteracy in which our students will get another great certificate and medal to stand out of the crowd once it comes to employment or university studies. These students earn much more money one day.
    What do you the parents expect from a School like the German School campus?
    seeking student programs and contests that can demonstrate a level of quality in terms of its educational value, its operation.
    Accreditation ZfA, PASCH-net, WASC
    We are accredited by the Central Agency of Schools Abroad ZfA in which all student documents are registered with the Culture and Education Ministry in Berlin.
    We are accredited by Pasch net de. In which many institutions work together like the Goethe Institut, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, and the Pedagogical Exchange Service PAD of the Secretariat of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs.
    We are WASC accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools and Colleges.
    The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. The mission is built upon these beliefs: 1) a school’s goal is successful student learning; 2) each school has a clear purpose and schoolwide learner outcomes; and (3) for ongoing school improvement, each school engages in collaborative self-reflection and analysis to assess progress in achieving its mission, vision, and schoolwide learner outcomes.
    We are members of the WDA World Organisation of German Schools abroad. This is our speaking tube to Berlin directly.

Benefits of German Language
Higher pay rate in employment and free university studies in Germany.
Connections to family and friends abroad.We had students who left us as parents got employed overseas.

Upcoming events
Sunday afternoon is the Weihnachtsmarkt in Old World under the CDC guidelines.
We do the Gingerbread house competition, we do every year as fundraiser.

Pls visit our Facebook. All infos and news are posted. There are always extra quizzes or new vocabularies to learn.

Now your questions……………………