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  • Preschool:
  • Kindergarten:
  • 1. Grade Elementary:
  • 1./2. Grade Elementary:
  • 2. Grade Elementary:
  • 2./3. Grade Elementary:
  • 3. Grade Elementary:
  • 3./4. Grade Elementary:
  • 4. Grade Elementary:
  • 4./5. Grade Elementary:
  • 5. Grade:
  • 6.-10. Grade Middle School:
  • Science & Social Studies:
  • Family Music with Babies
  • Musikgarten - Cycle of Seasons - Toddler
  • Musikgarten Elementary(ages 5-9)
  • Children’s choir and piano (ages 6-10)
  • Art Class 'Meet the Masters'
  • Music & Recorder Lessons

Preschool:
These classes are aimed at children between the ages of three and five who have not yet learned to read. Using games, songs, rhymes, and small scenes, this course builds upon simple speech patterns the children may apply to various settings they find meaningful. The subject areas touched upon include: myself, colors, ‘Who’s who?’, playing, school, family, animals, and more. The teaching principles of ‘Learning With Your Head, Heart, and Hands’ like those of ‘Learning With All Your Senses’ play a particularly important role for this age group.

Kindergarten:
This course builds upon the preschool 1/2 level classes and is intended for children at the elementary school level. The class teaches the German languge as well as the basics of reading and writing in a fun way. The subject areas all evolve around the children’s interests.Children of this age group like to talk about themselves, their family, school, friends, and about their games. All of these topics find consideration in realistic and age appropriate settings and texts. Simple sentence patterns are being taught, allowing the children to be versatile when applying those to small situations. Movement, play, music, rhymes, rhythms, and a broad spectrum of alternating exercises keep the children motivated and create a relaxed class atmosphere.

Elementary Level / First School Year:
1-grade german school florida Native speakers between the ages of five to six years of age build the target group of this class. The children acquire German reading and writing skills. The lesson contents are in line with the guidelines and the curricula of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
In this class we work with the 'LolliPop Fibel'. Using the well tested analytical - synthetic  method, children learn reading and writing in a safe proven way. Its flexible design contains an initial sound index which encourages children to independently explore sound-letter combinations, thus enabling them to do their own writing. The subject and text selection is child-appropriate and reflects the children’s environment. The exciting story throughout the textbook switches between reality and fantasy, the students solve little riddles, which keeps them highly motivated throughout the learning process.
Various assignments, materials, and learning games entice children to learn according to their individual talents and skills, their individual developmental stages, and at their own paces.
The four aspects of language teaching in German elementary schools are integral elements of these classes:
1.) ‘the orals use of the language’ (with focus on ‘interacting’, ‘listening and telling’, ‘conducting a conversation’, ‘factual communication’, ‘scene play and performing’)
2.) ‘text management’ (with emphasis on ‘engaging into a text’, as well as ‘text analysis, evaluation, and application’)
3.) ‘written language use’ (with focus on ‘text planning, writing, and revision’)
4.) ‘spelling (with emphasis on ‘the comprehension of sound-letter relationships’, ‘the acquisition and reinforcement of a basic spelling vocabulary’, the ‘comprehension of rules and their application’, as well as on ‘becoming an independent speller’)

Elementary Level /First - Second School Year:
1-2-grade german school ft lauderdale This course ties in with the topics covered within the ‘Elementary Level / First School Year’. After about half the school year, working with the 'LolliPop Fibel' comes to a conclusion. A second grade reading and language book used in German elementary schools is then being adopted for this school year.
A variety of alternating exercises and social settings, of diverse work, study methods and games encourage and motivate the children to apply the German language creatively. Promoting each child individually continues to be of great importance at this grade level.
Despite the time restrictions, the students are increasingly steered toward open work forms. As a result, the students enjoy the learning process while being motivated and becoming self-reliant.
Once again, the ‘German School of Fort Lauderdale’ is in line with the guidelines and the curricula of the State of NRW.  
The four aspects of language teaching in German elementary schools are integral elements of these classes:
1.) ‘the oral use of the language’ (with focus on ‘interacting’, ‘telling and listening’, ‘conducting a conversation’, ‘factual communication’, ‘scene play and performing’)
2.) ‘text management’ (with emphasis on ‘engaging into a text’, as well as ‘text analysis, evaluation, and application’)
3.) ‘written language use’ (with focus on ‘text planning, writing, and revision’)
4.) ‘spelling’ (with emphasis on ‘the comprehension of sound-letter relationships’, ‘the acquisition and reinforcement of a basic spelling vocabulary’, the ‘comprehension of rules and their application’, as well as on ‘becoming an independent speller’

Elementary Level / Second School Year:
2-grade german school ft lauderdale This course builds upon the topics covered by the previous ‘Elementary Levels’.
The work with the reading and language book ‘Leseschule 2' by the Oldenbourg publishing house will be continued in this school year. Given the time restrictions, this book combines reading with language studies, making it a sensible choice for all intents and purposes. In addition, the book allows for ample flexibility to incorporate working in so-called ‘open classroom’ settings such as shops and centers. Increasing the children’s motivation to read and to write also plays a significant role in this class.
Within this course, the teacher once again puts great effort into meeting the individual study and developmental stages of each student. 
The four aspects of language teaching in German elementary schools are integral elements of these classes:
1.) ‘the oral use of the language’ (with focus on ‘interacting’, ‘telling and listening’, ‘conducting a conversation’, ‘factual communication’, ‘scene play and performing’)
2.) ‘text management’ (with emphasis on ‘engaging into a text’, as well as ‘text analysis, evaluation, and application’)
3.) ‘written language use’ (with focus on ‘text planning, writing, and revision’)
4.) ‘spelling’ (with emphasis on ‘the comprehension of sound-letter relationships’, ‘the acquisition and reinforcement of a basic spelling vocabulary’, the ‘comprehension of rules and their application’, as well as on ‘becoming an independent speller’)

Elementary Level / Second - Third School Year: 2-3 grade elementary german classes in fort lauderdale
This course builds upon the topics covered by the previous ‘Elementary Levels’.
The work with the reading and language book ‘Leseschule 2' by the Oldenbourg publishing house will be continued in this school year. Given the time restrictions, this book combines reading with language studies, making it a sensible choice for all intents and purposes. In addition, the book allows for ample flexibility to incorporate working in so-called ‘open classroom’ settings such as shops and centers. Increasing the children’s motivation to read and to write also plays a significant role in this class.
Within this course, the teacher once again puts great effort into meeting the individual study and developmental stages of each student. 
The four aspects of language teaching in German elementary schools are integral elements of these classes:
1.) ‘the oral use of the language’ (with focus on ‘interacting’, ‘telling and listening’, ‘conducting a conversation’, ‘factual communication’, ‘scene play and performing’)
2.) ‘text management’ (with emphasis on ‘engaging into a text’, as well as ‘text analysis, evaluation, and application’)
3.) ‘written language use’ (with focus on ‘text planning, writing, and revision’)
4.) ‘spelling’ (with emphasis on ‘the comprehension of sound-letter relationships’, ‘the acquisition and reinforcement of a basic spelling vocabulary’, the ‘comprehension of rules and their application’, as well as on ‘becoming an independent speller’)

Elementary Level / Third School Year:third grade german elementary course florida ft lauderdale plantation
This class also builds upon the contents of the previous school years. We continue to work with the reading and language book ‘Leseschule 3’ by the Oldenbourg publishing house. This textbook further develops the concept of ‘Leseschule 2’. The lessons are being conducted with a holistic approach, i.e. beginning with a given verbally acted out situation, they combine speaking with writing, grammar, as well as language studies. The ‘Leseschule 3’ uses highly motivational child literature, enabling children to discover and experience the German language patterns, and inspiring them to draft their own writings. The lessons stimulate the children’s joy of reading and further develop their reading and writing abilities. Within this course, the teacher once again puts great effort into meeting the individual study and developmental stages of each student. The four aspects of language teaching in German elementary schools are integral elements of these classes:
1.) ‘the oral use of the language’ (with focus on ‘interacting’, ‘telling and listening’, ‘conducting a conversation’, ‘factual communication’, ‘scene play and performing’)
2.) ‘text management’ (with emphasis on ‘engaging into a text’, as well as ‘text analysis, evaluation, and application’)
3.) ‘written language use’ (with focus on ‘text planning, writing, and revision’)
4.) ‘spelling’ (with emphasis on ‘the comprehension of sound-letter relationships’, ‘the acquisition and reinforcement of a basic spelling vocabulary’, the ‘comprehension of rules and their application’, as well as on ‘becoming an independent speller’)

Elementary Level / Third- Fourth School Year: German School of Ft Lauderdale teaching German advanced elementary
This class also builds upon the contents of the previous school years. We continue to work with the reading and language book ‘Leseschule 3’ by the Oldenbourg publishing house. The work with this book comes to a conclusion and a fourth grade book will be introduced. These textbooks further develop the concept of ‘Leseschule 2’. The lessons are being conducted with a holistic approach, i.e. beginning with a given verbally acted out situation, they combine speaking with writing, grammar, as well as language studies. The ‘Leseschule’ uses highly motivational child literature, enabling children to discover and experience the German language patterns, and inspiring them to draft their own writings. The lessons stimulate the children’s joy of reading and further develop their reading and writing abilities. Within this course, the teacher once again puts great effort into meeting the individual study and developmental stages of each student. The four aspects of language teaching in German elementary schools are integral elements of these classes:
1.) ‘the oral use of the language’ (with focus on ‘interacting’, ‘telling and listening’, ‘conducting a conversation’, ‘factual communication’, ‘scene play and performing’)
2.) ‘text management’ (with emphasis on ‘engaging into a text’, as well as ‘text analysis, evaluation, and application’)
3.) ‘written language use’ (with focus on ‘text planning, writing, and revision’)
4.) ‘spelling’ (with emphasis on ‘the comprehension of sound-letter relationships’, ‘the acquisition and reinforcement of a basic spelling vocabulary’, the ‘comprehension of rules and their application’, as well as on ‘becoming an independent speller’)

Elementary Level / Fourth School Year: 4. grade elementary german classes ft lauderdale broward
This class also builds upon the contents of the previous school years. We continue to work with the reading and language book ‘Leseschule 4’ by the Oldenbourg publishing house. These textbooks further develop the concept of ‘Leseschule 3’.The lessons are being conducted with a holistic approach, i.e. beginning with a given verbally acted out situation, they combine speaking with writing, grammar, as well as language studies. The ‘Leseschule’ uses highly motivational child literature, enabling children to discover and experience the German language patterns, and inspiring them to draft their own writings. The lessons stimulate the children’s joy of reading and further develop their reading and writing abilities. Within this course, the teacher once again puts great effort into meeting the individual study and developmental stages of each student. The four aspects of language teaching in German elementary schools are integral elements of these classes:
1.) ‘the oral use of the language’ (with focus on ‘interacting’, ‘telling and listening’, ‘conducting a conversation’, ‘factual communication’, ‘scene play and performing’)
2.) ‘text management’ (with emphasis on ‘engaging into a text’, as well as ‘text analysis, evaluation, and application’)
3.) ‘written language use’ (with focus on ‘text planning, writing, and revision’)
4.) ‘spelling’ (with emphasis on ‘the comprehension of sound-letter relationships’, ‘the acquisition and reinforcement of a basic spelling vocabulary’, the ‘comprehension of rules and their application’, as well as on ‘becoming an independent speller’)

Elementary Level / Fourth-Fifth School Year: 4-5th grade elementary germn courses south florida
This class also builds upon the contents of the previous school years. We continue to work with the reading and language book ‘Leseschule 4’ by the Oldenbourg publishing house. The work with the ‚Leseschule 4’ comes to a conclusion and a 5th grade textbook ”Das Deutschbuch 5” from the Cornelsen publishing house will be introduced. The textbook further develop the concept of ‘Leseschule 2,3 and 4’. The lessons are being conducted with a holistic approach, i.e. beginning with a given verbally acted out situation, they combine speaking with writing, grammar, as well as language studies. The ‘Deutschbuch 5’ uses highly motivational literature, enabling children to discover and experience the German language patterns, and inspiring them to draft their own writings. The lessons stimulate the children’s joy of reading and further develop their reading and writing abilities. Within this course, the teacher once again puts great effort into meeting the individual study and developmental stages of each student.
The four aspects of language teaching in German elementary schools are integral elements of these classes:
1.) ‘the oral use of the language’ (with focus on ‘interacting’, ‘telling and listening’, ‘conducting a conversation’, ‘factual communication’, ‘scene play and performing’)
2.) ‘text management’ (with emphasis on ‘engaging into a text’, as well as ‘text analysis, evaluation, and application’)
3.) ‘written language use’ (with focus on ‘text planning, writing, and revision’)
4.) ‘spelling’ (with emphasis on ‘the comprehension of sound-letter relationships’, ‘the acquisition and reinforcement of a basic spelling vocabulary’, the ‘comprehension of rules and their application’, as well as on ‘becoming an independent speller’)

Fifth School Year:5th grade german at german school ft lauderdale
This class also builds upon the contents of the previous school years. We continue to work with the curriculum 'Das Deutschbuch 5', from the Cornelsen publishing house. The textbook further develops the concepts of ‘Leseschule 2,3 and 4’. The lessons are being conducted with a holistic approach, i.e. beginning with a given verbally acted out situation, they combine speaking with writing, grammar, as well as language studies. The ‘Deutschbuch 5’ uses highly motivational literature, enabling children to discover and experience the German language patterns, and inspiring them to draft their own writings. The lessons stimulate the children’s joy of reading and further develop their reading and writing abilities. Within this course, the teacher once again puts great effort into meeting the individual study and developmental stages of each student. The four aspects of language teaching in German elementary schools are integral elements of these classes:
1.) ‘the oral use of the language’ (with focus on ‘interacting’, ‘telling and listening’, ‘conducting a conversation’, ‘factual communication’, ‘scene play and performing’)
2.) ‘text management’ (with emphasis on ‘engaging into a text’, as well as ‘text analysis, evaluation, and application’)
3.) ‘written language use’ (with focus on ‘text planning, writing, and revision’)
4.) ‘spelling’ (with emphasis on ‘the comprehension of sound-letter relationships’, ‘the acquisition and reinforcement of a basic spelling vocabulary’, the ‘comprehension of rules and their application’, as well as on ‘becoming an independent speller’)

Middle School Level / 6.-10. School Year/ Preparation ‘German Sprachdiplom’: middle school german advanced classes test preparation
This course prepares the students for the “German Sprachdiplom” examination administered by the ZfA (Zentralstelle für das Auslandswesen). Through intense practice, the students will be prepared to pass all areas of the test, including written and spoken communication as well as reading and listening comprehension. This class also builds upon the contents of the previous school years. We continue to work with the reading and language book ‘Das Deutschbuch’ by the Cornelsen publishing house. The textbook further develops the concept of the previous years. The lessons are being conducted with a holistic approach, i.e. beginning with a given verbally acted out situation, they combine speaking with writing, grammar, as well as language studies. The ‘Deutschbuch’ uses highly motivational literature, enabling students to discover and experience the German language patterns, and inspiring them to draft their own writings. The lessons stimulate the students joy of reading and further develop their reading and writing abilities. Within this course, the teacher once again puts great effort into meeting the individual study and developmental stages of each student.

Science and Social Studies - competence through actions: social studies elementary in german ft lauderdale
In the ‚Science and social studies classes’ of the ‚German School of Ft. Lauderdale’, children acquire competence above all through doing. We work with the new science and social studies ‚LolliPop’ subject course books, as well as the textbooks ‘Frida & Co’, from the Oldenbourg publishing house. These are modular courses for this class. In addition to the lesson taught, the course books can be used as reference and idea giver in the learning process, during free work, for projects and experiments and in the aquisition of work techniques.

social studies science in german middle school ft lauderdaleSome of the subjects covered are:
- Family/ company
- Body/ nourishment
- Nature/ technology
- Time/ room
- Plants/ animal
- Music/ art

Family music for babies (ages newborn- 18 months) music classes for babies german fort lauderdale weston sunrise davie fl
This class meets once a week for 30 minutes and is taught in German. Bouncing and rocking- songs, wiggle and peek-a-boo games help the parent or caregiver to form a closer bond with the child. The exposure to a musical environment lets baby develop listening skills and a sense of beat, and lays the foundation for singing and musical thought. A parent or adult caregiver must accompany the child at each class and participate fully in the activities. The parent receives an activity book with CD along with a cloth instrument pouch with rhythm sticks, Musikgarten rattle and colorful scarf.

Cycle of Seasons (Toddler & Preschool) music classes german toddler ft lauderdale broward
This class meets once a week for 45 minutes and is taught in German. Preschoolers establish a love for nature through singing, moving, chanting, focused listening and musical games in a non-competitive environment. They also get to explore musical instruments and creative movement, which is inspired by story telling. A parent or adult caregiver must accompany the child at each class and participate fully in the activities. To continue the joyful activities at home, each parent will receive a family packet with two CDs, twelve animal cards and a parent activity book, all in a cloth pouch.

Musikgarten Elementary Level (ages 5-9) music classes in german at german school ft lauderdale davie plantation weston sunrise
This music class on the elementary level builds on the skills acquired in “Der musikalische Jahreskreis”. The students are taking the step from recognizing tonal and rhythmical patterns to the first reading of music. The delightful activities help students to learn these new skills in a playful way.

Children’s choir and piano (ages 6-10) music piano classes elementary german south east florida
The choir meets once a week for 45 minutes. While acquiring a repertoire of German songs children learn about singing posture, breathing and the healthy, musical use of their voice. Occasionally they will have the opportunity to learn how to play simple accompanying figures on the piano.

Art class: ‚Meet the Masters’ art and crafts in german ft lauderdale classes courses
This is an educational art class 'Meet the masters', for children ages 3 and up. The children are introduced to the life, work and techniques of various famous artists from the 19th and 20th centuries, like Miro, Hundertwasser, Picasso, Klee, Matisse, Warhol, Kandinsky etc. The students are encouraged to apply the various techniques of the artist's styles, and experience different art media, while creating their own personal art works.

Music & Recorder Lessons recorder lessons at german school ft lauderdale florida
The Children learn the first fundamentals of playing the recorder. German children’s and activity songs entice children to acquaint themselves with the instrument and the notes in a natural way. In a playful environment they learn the right poise, breathing techniques and to read music. This class is also aimed at children who are familiar with playing the recorder. Advanced play and playing the instrument in two part harmony are the subjects of this course. The objective is to gradually strengthen the correlations between the children’s abilities, enthusiasm and aspirations.