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WINTER TERM 2019

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Deutsche Schule Corvallis - Welcome from the Director

Dear all,

On behalf of the entire German school community, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website and to our school. Our non-profit language immersion program “Deutsche Schule Corvallis” is an educational program focusing on introducing German language and culture to the children, youth and adults in our area. We started this idea in 2012. In 2015 we became an independent, small non-profit organization with weekly and bi-weekly programs and cultural activities for children. With the help of our community, we were able to organize a German Christmas concert, host a German theater for children, and create conversation opportunities for all. We offered classes at the Corvallis Waldorf School, and at the Montessori School in Corvallis. Starting Fall 2016, we began to offer additional courses  on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Also, our new programs came to life: the Parent-Child class for 2-4 year old children learning first songs, rhymes and German words with their parents, and  the adult beginning A and B classes. In 2017, we organized our first summer camp and our first summer term classes. The year 2018 is bringing our new library to life that would provide reading and listening opportunities for children and adults in this area. During the year 2018, we also have found a new location and offer ALL classes at one place. You will find us from now in the Education wing at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan (on the 35th and Harrison) in Corvallis. Our library is located at the same place.

We are proud to say that thanks to our community, we now teach German for over 4 years in Corvallis and are able to support additional cultural activities and events. As we grow and establish our program, we would like to be able to sustain our current programs and add more opportunities for the community to learn about German culture, music and language: open new classes, bring German cultural events to area schools, make small scholarships available to children and youth, organize cultural events in our area (puppet masters, singers, films, Festival or Market stands, events, etc.), and support the growth of the school by inviting more faculty with a strong educational background to join our mission. 

Learning foreign languages and cultures has an important role in an increasingly connected world.  It not only enables us to appreciate differences in others, but also to better understand ourselves.

Take a look at our website or our Facebook, see the calendar to find activities for your family, but please come also to visit us in person to our classes, learning activities and events. Become a stable part of our community.

 

Sincerely,

 Ludmila Schuster 

 

Ludmila Schuster Provaznikova, Ph.D.

Director, Deutsche Schule Corvallis

German Faculty, World Languages and Cultures, Oregon State University

deutscheschulecorvallis@gmail.com | 541-908-9210

 

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Contact us for more information about the range of academic and cultural programs we offer.

DSC teachers use the immersion teaching methodology as well as various tested techniques to improve students' skills and confidence in the use of a foreign language. We offer our students a range of courses for various purposes. Contact Ludmila Schuster , School Director, to apply for any of the courses below (deutscheschulecorvallis@gmail.com).

  • Wednesday Parent-Child Class (only available with min. 4 students)

This 60-min class meets on Wednesdays between 4-5pm. It is an introductory German class for younger children (3 -4 years old) to learn WITH their parent(s). We enjoy playing together and learning our first German words, rhymes and songs together. Parents are welcome to attend with the child’s younger sibling if needed.

  • Friday & Thursday Classes for Children and Youth (3-16 y. old)

Our Friday and Thursday classes meet from 3.30-5.45pm. We have age and language-level appropriate activities and learning tracks for children 3+ and beginner to advance and for youth 10-16y. Younger children learn through play and songs, while older children engage in traditional learning and hands-on creative activities. Currently, we have 5 groups open on Friday and 2 groups on Thursday (each group is also split based on age for various activities):

  • Cats 1 (Katzen 1) = 3-5y 
    Our youngest group learning German in an environment without parents. We enjoy playing together and learning our first German words, rhymes and songs together. Each season and each term brings new songs, rhymes and activities that we work on together.
     
  • Cats 2 (Katzen 2) = 5/6 -7y 
    This older group is learning German in an environment without parents. We enjoy not only playing together and learning our first German sentences and songs, but also start working on our ABC, reading and writing skills in a smaller group activities. Each season and each term brings new songs, rhymes and activities and themes that we work on together. (Textbook used: Hallo Anna 1)
  • Cats 3 (Katzen 3) = 8-12y 
    This oldest cats group is continuing learning German in an environment without parents. We enjoy not only playing and sing songs together, but also continue working on our vocabulary development, improving reading and writing skills in a smaller group activities. Each season and each term brings new songs, rhymes and activities that we work on together. Homework is a crucial part of the work and preparation. Textbook used: Hallo Anna 2. Each term, a reading book is selected based on the theme of the term, but students are encouraged to read more and use the books from our library.
  • Tigers 1-3 (Tiger)  = 5-12y
    We have a strong advanced and near-native  group that is focusing on all skills in topics about nature, science and geography. This group is German language ONLY. Themes follow "Sachkunde, Landeskunde" and cultural topics. Reading and writing skills are an important part of the curriculum, age appropriate activities prepared.  Each term, a reading book is selected based on the theme of the term, but students are encouraged to read more and use the books from our library.
  • Lions (Loewen) = 10+y  (Only Fridays)
    Our oldest beginning and intermediate learners focusing on all skills. Although using materials and a style of a traditional classroom, we also offer the chance to do hands-on crafting and enjoy games together in German.

All children groups learn about German culture and traditions and each season and themes selected bring new ideas and materials. We work with small groups that do not exceed 12 students, which gives us the flexibility to focus on each child’s learning development. To help our students learn their best, we provide a mix of formal and informal learning environments, a relaxed atmosphere and a variety of themes. Come and join us.

  • Summer  Camps

During the Summer 2019, we plan to open one week summer camp and one 8-week-long course. Let us know if interested :)

 A timely sign-up  and registration helps us to best prepare activities and learning materials for our students - your children that are interested to spend one whole day in a German environment. Each day has a theme that can be interesting for both younger and older children. We are ready to offer various activities to challenge a child with different language proficiency as well. Camp open to children 5+. 

Come back in February for more information!!!!