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.
    ____________________________________
    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……………………

It’s a Tradition! Christmas Markets are around Germany

Dated back to 1434 the first Dresdner “Striezelmarkt,” as so called

“Weihnachtsmarkt,” was opened as street market.

These markets are open during the December months in German cities as well as Austria and Switzerland. Traditionally held in the town square, the market has food, drinks, and seasonal items from open-air stalls accompanied by traditional singing. Popular attractions at the markets include the Nativity Scene, Nussknacker (carved nutcrackers), Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds), traditional Christmas cookies such as Lebkuchen, and Magenbrot (both forms of soft gingerbread) and Printen.

Bratwurst, and for many visitors one of the highlights of the market: Glühwein, hot mulled wine (with or without a shot of brandy), or Eierpunsch (an egg-based warm alcoholic drink help stave off the cold winter air which sometimes dips below freezing. More regional food specialties include Christstollen (Stollen), a sort of bread with candied fruit and hot Apfelwein (apple cider) come from different areas in Germany.

Pls come with your family and join this year “Weihnachtsmarkt,” in Old World courtyard, at 7561 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA.

Get your Gingerbread House reserved through Eventbrite. Buy Tickets!

Days open on Sunday, December 6th, 13th, and 20th time 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Saturday’s December 12th and 19th time 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Christmas Market OLD WORL flyer

Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest Enjoy one of our most popular school events for all kids and visit the Christmas Market

German School campus will work with children on the famous Gingerbread house Decorating contest on all the market days.

GERMAN SCHOOL CAMPUS WASC ACCREDITED

Accreditation News – We reached a milestone!

Besides the accreditation by the ZfA ( Central Agency of German School Abroad) on November 2019 and Pasch-net on October 20th, we received on November 3rd, the letter to be accredited by:

533 Airport Blvd, Suite 200, Burlingame, CA 94010

Ursula Schoeneich, Principal
GERMAN SCHOOL campus Inc

Dear Ursula Schoeneich:

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) announces that the Executive Committee of the Accrediting Commission for Schools has approved Initial Accreditation for The German School, Inc, through June 30, 2024…..

We cannot be prouder of it as the “Visiting Summary Report” indicates the Strengths of German School campus:

“The German School campus provided a very throughout the initial visiting report, including supporting evidence. During the initial visit, there was the opportunity for meaningful dialogue with the stakeholders, observations of students engaged in learning, and examinations of additional evidence. The VC found many positive aspects of the program.

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  1. The program has a highly qualified teaching staff who are native speakers of German and Spanish.
  2. The Director/CEO is very supportive of her staff, students, and families.
  3. A rigorous German and Spanish curriculum filled with cultural and historical lessons.
  4. Opportunities for students in the German program to take the German National Exam (DSD) and qualify to study in Germany.
  5. Strong partnerships with foreign language associations and the Federal Republic of Germany’s Central Office of Schools Abroad.
  6. Various internship opportunities for all language students.
  7. Many community partnerships in Southern California.
  8. Full Online Platform Google Grant Recipient.
  9. Google Grant Recipient to further ists growth opportunity.”

The purpose of the ACS-WASC Commission is to foster excellence in elementary, secondary, adult, and postsecondary institutions, and supplementary education programs. The Commission encourages school improvement through a process of continuing evaluation and recognizes institutions through granting accreditation to the schools that meet an acceptable level of quality in accordance with the established criteria.
ACS WASC accreditation is important because:

  1. ACS WASC accreditation is recognized worldwide.
  2. Certifies to the public that the school is a trustworthy institution of learning.
  3. Validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts.
  4. Fosters improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning.
  5. Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable educational program.
  6. Provides a way to manage change through regular assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reassessment.
  7. The University of California requires a school to be accredited in order to establish and maintain an accreditation “a-g” course list.
  8. The United States military application process requires that applicants graduate from an accredited secondary school to qualify as a high school graduate.
  9. College students must matriculate from a high school that is fully accredited by ACS WASC to qualify for Cal Grants from the California Student Aid Commission.
  10. Schools want to assure quality to students, their families, and the public; accreditation status assures that schools meet at least the threshold standards required.
  11. Many public safety organizations require a diploma from an accredited secondary school as a minimum standard for their job application.
  12. Schools use ACS WASC to help them articulate with their partner feeder schools.
  13. Accreditation ensures to employers that graduates have successfully passed the requirements of an accredited institution.
  14. California charter schools must be ACS WASC accredited to apply for charter school building funds.
  15. Private, independent, charter, and parochial schools must be accredited to access California state student teachers.
  16. Accreditation is important to ensure that courses are easily transferred among member institutions.
  17. Some private individuals and institutions look for evidence of accreditation in approving school grants.
  18. Accreditation is an achievement that is used in marketing to prospective families.
  19. Foreign students must be enrolled in an accredited institution in order to be eligible to receive an I-20 U.S. Visa.
  20. The ACS WASC process helps schools increase students’ achievements through the continuous improvement process.

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