And the winner is…..

This semester we were able to give out book awards to our outstanding students!  It was tough decisions as we have some really awesome students but here are the winners for Spring 2016!

Beginner I: Lin Howard, she expresses complete dedication to the German class and she attended all classes except for one.

Beginner 2 Class: Steve Doyle:  Steve is a ‘fleißiger Lerner’, (a hard-working learner) who has done every homework assignment and comes to class with excellent questions and preparation.  He is very motivated to be able to speak German with his wife and family as they travel to Germany for a visit this Summer.

Intermediate I: Dana Dewes, she is a hard worker and does all homework assignments. She also is very dedicated to the German class.

Intermediate 2: Jim Barnett.  Jim is a highly talented and dedicated student who participates actively in classroom discussions.  Although he already speaks German at a high level, he has a high degree of commitment to continuous improvement.

Advanced Class: Darlene Craig:  Darleve is engagiert, tüchtig und positiv! (dedicated, diligent and positive) She contributes substantially to our classroom discussions, striving to use new expressions and forms in her German.  Darlene is also a German School Phoenix Volunteer and will use her German this Spring as she visits family and friends in Germany.

Congratulations to our winners and happy reading this summer!

 

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Laura Liebig talks about PEKiP

The German School was honored to have Laura Liebig come and talk to our classes about her Prague Parent Child Program.  She introduced us to her baby doll Lisa who is used for demonstration during her classes.  The PEKiP teaches parents and children social and move motivation through play.  Each class is 90 minutes long and held in a warm room so that each child maximize sensory learning.

Frau Liebig was happy to explain how these classes teach bonding between parents and children, social encouragement for the babies and support and learning for the parents.  We appreciate having her come and talk with us at school.  If you would like to learn more about the this program, please visit Frau Liebig’s site at: PEKiP.

GSP Speaker series
Talk about PEKiP program.

 

Building Vocabulary

A well designed game can simulate real life. Monopoly simulates the property market while flight simulators let pilots play at flying a plane before they are let loose on a real one.  Simulation is a fancy word for “make believe” (as my children call it). It’s an elaborate game.  Playing language games with your kids helps build vocabulary in a fun way!  Here is a memory game you can print out and play!  Word Memory Game

These kinds of games will help build vocabulary as you enroll your child into our Kids class this fall.  Come see us for our open house on June 4!  RSVP here:  Event

Can’t make the event?  Register online HERE