High School Program

High School Program at german school campus FI new

Orientation for the High School program

What will you learn in German?


At the high school level at the German School campus, you will learn advanced German grammar and vocabulary to enhance your language skills. You will study German literature, exploring notable works and analyzing their themes and styles. The curriculum will cover German history, culture, and society, providing a comprehensive understanding of the country. You will be prepared in the so-called: „Sternchenthemen,“ to master the Language diploma. You will engage in conversational practice to improve your oral proficiency, discussing various topics and participating in debates. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to explore German film and music to further immerse yourself in the language and culture.


How do we teach German?


At the German School campus, German is taught using a communicative and immersive approach, creating an environment where students actively engage in the language. Through a combination of interactive lessons, authentic materials, and cultural activities, students develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. The curriculum is designed to foster a deep understanding of German grammar, vocabulary, and cultural nuances, enabling students to become proficient and confident German speakers.


What can you earn and get in German?


At the German School campus, you can acquire a high level of proficiency in German, enabling you to communicate effectively in both spoken and written forms. Through rigorous language instruction, you can develop a solid foundation in grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Additionally, you will gain a deep understanding of German culture, literature, and history, allowing you to engage with the rich heritage and traditions of the German-speaking world.

For each academic year, upon successful completion and active participation in a German language course beginning from German A1, you will be granted 10 high school credits.

Why should you take the Exams and what can you earn?

  • The Language Diploma I and IIDeutsches Sprachdiplom B1/DSDI and B2/C1-DSDII
    The Deutsches Sprachdiplom is a program designed by the German government responsible for education.
    The DSD II proves the linguistic abilities a typical German “Abiturient” (high school graduate) would have.
    GERMAN SCHOOL campus is certified to administer the DSD II exam.
    – You will have the linguistic prerequisite to study at a Studienkolleg in Germany – with the DSD I.
    – We can acquire the seal of biliteracy for you with the DSD I.
    – You will have the linguistic prerequisite to study at a University in Germany – with the DSD II.
    – You may be able to use this certificate in school as proof of a foreign language (this depends on the individual school’s policies).

  • AATG-National German Exam for High School Level 1-4 (for scholarship on summer programs)
  • AP German Language and Culture for College Board (for College Credit)
  • Outstanding High School German Award (which is only given to one student per year)
  • Jugend debattiert“, “Jugend debaters” – earn certificates or qualify to go on a trip

Where can you study German?

  • On campus in Newport Beach.
  • On Campus in Laguna Niguel ( homeschooled students)
  • Online or in hybrid classes

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