Ursula Schoeneich Principal of GERMAN SCHOOL campus
Ursula Schoeneich, Principal and the founder of GERMAN SCHOOL campus Newport Beach, CA.
1. Day of School in Germany / 1. Schultag in Deutschland.
DaF-certified German Teacher
Ursula Schoeneich is the founder of German School online and German School Campus Inc., Newport Beach, CA.
German School online role
Since 2009 Ursula works with students of all ages as young as 7 to age 65, around the globe for their success to learn German A1- C1, and Business German, through online classes via SKYPE.
German School campus role
Ursula is the Principal and Teacher at the German School campus in Newport Beach since 2015 and provides the Orange County community with quality German language classes and leads classroom-based German classes to children age 6 to 18 with high school German language tutoring and professional test preparation (AP German, AATG National Exam1-4,), A2, B1/Deutschsprachdiplom I and B2/C1 Deutsche Sprachdiplom II). Ursula also founded, through AATG (American Association of Teachers of German), the German Honor Society of DELTA EPSILON PHI for the German School campus as “California Delta Eta,” for high school students. She leads the Immersion Summer Camp STEM every year.
Ursula has been working as a German teacher for a decade.
As Assisted Scoutmaster since 2010 for Troop 90, she took several training classes to lead youth in the outdoors and through camps. She is the Merit Badge counselor for the Eagle-required Merit Badges of Cooking, Environmental Science. Her Youth Protection Training is always updated. (Her son 17 is an Eagle Scout).
Ursula was the German Delegation Liaison for the German Team during the Special Olympics in Los Angels in 2015.
Prior to the German School campus, Ursula was a German teacher in Saturday School since 2007 at GASA in Lake Forest. She became the lead teacher for the Immersion Summer Camps in Big Bear and Outdoor Education Center. Since 2006 Ursula has worked as a volunteer in Moulton Elementary School and children’s ministry church groups of South Shores Church.
As a former Executive and Pioneer in the Environmental Industry Ursula have experience for 25 years as Foreign Language Advisor in corporations. (Germany, Czech Republic, USA, Asia). She was on the advisory Board (SBA) for environmental issues in California for many years.
Ursula graduated from the University of Jena in Germany as a certified DaF Teacher. (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) / (German as Foreign Language)
She has the Examiner A1 through C1 certificate from the German Government for Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Zentralstelle für das Auslandschulwesen (ZfA-Köln) DSDI and DSDII.
She has the certificate for Country and Cultural Training ZfA, from the German Government.
She has the certificate of PASCH-net from the German Government.
Ursula holds several professional development certificates through Goethe Institute in Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and through AATG and edWeb online webinars for professional educators.
Ursula took the Child Development course from the University of Redlands (Cognitive, cultural, emotional, physical, social, and language development of children from birth through adolescence; various learning theories and the implications for the timing of instructions and developmental implications for teaching the whole child)
AATG – American Association of Teachers of German
ACTFL – American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages
GLSC – German Language School Conference
WDA – Weltverband Deutscher Auslandsschulen
Who is Ursula?
Ursula – your certified German language teacher. As a former executive, an enthusiast, a traveler, a learner, a teacher, a tutor, a coach, a wife, a mother, a friend, and an ex-pat, she has combined all her passions into her work to help others to learn German and create a great life that her students truly love and enjoy.
What does she believe in?
Moving from Germany in 1997 on a Manager’s Visa, then a Green card, to immigrate to the US in 2007, was a very enriching experience for her, which she believes is a great gift. It is a gift for us and those who are asked, sent to go abroad, who’ve been given the opportunity to learn and teach something new, by growing and sharing our skills and experience. And it is a gift that we give to others – by enriching their lives through our knowledge, different perspective, and personality.
“Der Schüler soll nicht Gedanken, sondern denken lernen; man soll Ihn nicht tragen, sondern leiten, wenn man will, das er in Zukunft von sich selbst gehen geschickt sein soll.”
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), deutscher Philosoph
Ursula Schoeneich as Delegation Liason for the German Special Olympics team 2015 in Los Angeles