2. Woche: 25. April; Write-up & Open
Open House at the “Deutsche Schule Ann
The “Deutsche Schule Ann Arbor” (DSAA)
will host its annual Open House on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 11am until
1pm at 3540 Dixboro Lane, Ann Arbor 48105 (in “Go Like the Wind Montessori
The school was founded in December 2007
by parents who wanted to give their bilingual children the opportunity to
enhance their German skills through reading, writing, games, songs and
The goals of the school are (1) to
develop its students’ proficiency in German via formal and informal
instruction and the use of academic textbooks from kindergarden level and
higher and (2) to introduce the students to German speaking countries’
cultural heritage and role in the global community and economy.
Classes offered at the DSAA are for
children in German and German as a second language as well as for adults in
German as a foreign language. They usually take place twice a month from
9:30am to noon, September through June.
celebrations give students an opportunity to learn the historic significance
of events and celebrate the way people in German-speaking countries do.
include Sankt Martins Feier, Nikolausfeier, Fasching, Easter and a summer
The DSAA offers the following services
to its students, their parents and teachers:
Class sizes of no more than 10 students
for an ideal learning environment.
Students of the University of Michigan
German Department have the chance to practice their German while supporting
the students during their classes.
Trial class for students who want to
try out the lessons.
During school hours, access to a
library for students as well as a library with materials for the teachers.
Both libraries are updated regularly. The library for the students includes
German books for all ages, CDs, DVDs, games and comics.
Two training seminars for the teachers
per school year organized by a trainer in the Trainer Network Central of the
Contact with German speaking
professionals for children with special needs.
Opportunity for parents to participate
in the DSAA parent organization. Experienced professionals and educators are
helping to contribute to the school’s and the students’ success.
Parent-Participation Program: The goal
of this program is to get all families of the DSAA students involved in the
school’s activities to be able to offer a diverse program while the tuition
is kept at an affordable level.
Stammtisch for interested parents.
Considering that the school is still
very young, we do enjoy the support of the following organizations:
University of Michigan, Germanic Languages and Literatures (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/german)
To read more about the DSAA history, go to the Stuttgarter Zeitung website:
Nicht nur pauken, sondern auch mal basteln. Denn
Bildungssprache muss ja auch geuebt werden!
Der Rabe Socke („Rabe Socke“, Esslinger Verlag) wird als
Puppentheater im Kidnergarten vorgefuehrt und die Kinder der
Kindergartengruppe schauen aufgeregt zu. Dezember 2010
Durch die Strassen auf und nieder -
leuchten die Laternen wieder - rote, gelbe, grüne, blaue - lieber Martin,
komm und schaue!