Courses Overview

Due to the COVID19 Pandemics, our classes will meet via ZOOM during the Fall 2020 and possibly Winter and Spring 2021. Please check back later for more info.

Adult German Course Overview. | Details

Location: ZOOM or The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan • 333 NW 35th St, Corvallis, OR 97330 (You will find us in the Education Wing classrooms.)

Time: We teach in three terms (as the OSU): Fall, Winter and Spring, but provide extra events and activities during the year and summer (please follow the facebook or contact us). Each term, we meet for 10 weeks for 90 or 60 minute-long classes.

We provide language instruction for adult students and youth students 16+. 

  • We teach in small groups, not to exceed 8 students and use textbook series “Berliner Platz Neu 1-3” for instruction.
  • We love to offer additional educational events (presentations, conversation circles and theme-based activities).

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Adult Courses 2020-21: Overview

  • First Year German (A1.1), Mon. 5.30 – 7pm , 90 min., $140;
    Teacher: Annette Youngberg
  • Second Year German (A1.2), Wed. 4 – 5.30pm, 90 min., $140;
    Teacher: Elizabeth Jones
  • Second/Third Year German (A1.2), Fri. pm time – TBD, 90 min., $140;
    Teacher: Annette Youngberg
  • Intensive Third Year German (A2.1), Wed. 5.30 – 7pm, 90 min., $140;
    Teacher: Annette Youngberg
  • Fourth/Fifth Year German (B1.1), Wed. 5.30-7pm, 90 min., $140;
    Teacher: Ludmila Schuster
  • German conversation for Beginners (A1/2), Monday 6-7pm, 60 min., $100;
    Teacher: Abigail Bernasconi

              

Children Course Overview

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):

Children Courses

  • 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 2021, we hope to open a one week summer camp and an 8-week-long course. Let us know if you are interested 🙂