SAMSTAGSSCHULE for Kids & Preteens

SAMSTAGSSCHULE for young kids through preteen (4 - 12 yrs)

The emphasis of the GAI language program for kids & teens is natural acquisition of language in an interactive, fun environment. Our classes follow a framework which incorporates singing & crafts, games & physical motion, and story time for the younger kids.

For the older kids and intermediate level the focus will be on word lessons & speaking, and reading / writing activities will be included as well. The children interact with and learn about German culture as they build their language skills.

Kids & Teens classes

PLEASE NOTE - some classes require textbooks - you can select & pay for the materials when you register for the class.


FUN WITH GERMAN (Age 4-6)

  • FUN WITH GERMAN - BEGINNER & ADVANCED  German Class for young children who do not read or write yet. Class will focus on games, play & music for young children. (Class will use KIKUS class materials - no additional charge) .
    ADVANCED level for young children with basic knowledge of German - must be able to understand basic directions and conversation
DESCRIPTION SCHEDULE  TIME  LENGTH 
 Fun with German - Beginner  Sat. 9/14 - 12/21  8:45 - 10:15am  12 weeks
 Fun with German - Advanced  Sat. 9/14 - 12/21  10:30am - noon  12 weeks

Course Fees 
  • Fun with German - 12 weeks - $245.00 GAI members / $265.00 non-members
Textbooks 
  • No textbooks required
CLICK GAI.COMMUNITYROOT.COM TO REGISTER

GERMAN FOR KIDS (Age 7-9)

    • GERMAN FOR KIDS (Age 7-9) - BEGINNER Children with minimal or no prior exposure to German will acquire basic communication skills and general vocabulary pertaining to the topics presented. Basic reading & writing skills required. (Class uses 'Hallo Anna 1' textbook; $30.00 addt'l charge)        
    • GERMAN FOR KIDS (Age 7-9) - ADVANCED  At the Immersion Level the class activities will be conducted primarily in German, with emphasis on oral language development. Vocabulary, basic grammar, and reading / writing lessons will be included as well. For children who are already able to communicate in German. (Class uses 'Der gruene Max 2' textbook; $30.00 addt'l charge)        
     DESCRIPTION  SCHEDULE  TIME  LENGTH
     German for Kids - Beginner  Sat. 9/14 - 12/21   10:30am - noon  12 weeks
     German for Kids - Advanced  Sat. 9/14 - 12/21  8:45 - 10:15am  12 weeks

    Course Fees 
    • German for Kids - 12 weeks - $245.00 GAI members / $265.00 non-members
    Textbooks 
    • Beginner - Hallo Anna 1 - $30.00
    • Advanced - Der gruene Max 2 - $30.00
    CLICK GAI.COMMUNITYROOT.COM TO REGISTER


    GERMAN FOR PRETEEN (Age 10-12)

      • GERMAN FOR PRETEEN (Age 10-12) - BEGINNER German Class for pre-teen kids. Some word lessons and reading / writing activities will be included. The children interact with and learn about German culture as they build their language skills. (Class uses 'Der grüne Max 1' textbook; $30.00 addt'l charge) 
      • GERMAN FOR PRETEEN (Age 10-12) - INTERMEDIATE German Class for pre-teen kids who have taken the beginner class or who already know some German. The course will continue to build on the skills learned in previous classes. (Class uses 'Der grüne Max 2' textbook; $30.00 addt'l charge) 
       DESCRIPTION  SCHEDULE  TIME  LENGTH
       German for Kids - Beginner  Sat. 9/14 - 12/21   8:45 - 10:15am  12 weeks
       German for Kids - Intermediate  Sat. 9/14 - 12/21   10:30am - noon  12 weeks

      Course Fees 
      • German for Preteen - 12 weeks - $245.00 GAI members / $265.00 non-members
      Textbooks 
      • Beginner - Der gruene Max 1 - $30.00
      • Intermediate - Der gruene Max 2 - $30.00
      CLICK GAI.COMMUNITYROOT.COM TO REGISTER


      GERMAN FOR TEENS


      Further Information

      While your child has fun learning German, you can enjoy Kaffeestube in the main building! Both the Kaffeestube and the library are open Saturday mornings while Samstagsschule is in session. Check out a children’s book or movie, or just enjoy a chat with other parents.

      For further information, call Language Services at 651-222-2979, or email language@gai-mn.org

      Registration Information

      Course fees are due in full on the first day of the class, unless other arrangements have been made with Language Services. Refunds for tuition only are made upon request as follows:

      Refund Policy

      Class canceled by the GAI:
      Full refund
      Before first class meets:
      Full refund minus $50.00 administration fee
      During first 2 weeks of class: Prorated tuition less $50.00 administration fee
      No refunds beyond first 2 weeks of scheduled classes

      GAI memberships are non-refundable



      Scholarships


      GERMAN FOR TEENS

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