Troy - On Saturday, April 16, 2011, six students from Deutsche Schule
Metro Detroit among others were awarded with a certificate of merit by
Melissa King, President of the AATG Michigan Chapter, and Mitchell D. Place,
Ph.D., Affiliate Professor of German at Grand Valley State University. All
students scored at a 90% level or higher on their National German Exam. The
award ceremony was made possible by the Uwe K. Faulhaber Endowment and
hosted by Dr. Mark Ferguson, Director, Junior Year in Munich at Wayne State
University in Detroit.
Our students were invited to the complimentary luncheon at Wayne State
University followed by the award ceremony. Around one hundred participants,
parents and students, learned at the luncheon about the work and
significance of the American Association for Teachers of German (AATG).
AATG became the most important voice for the German language at this
educational and informative event. Teachers and administrators participated
at the workshop before the award ceremony and were informed about German
programs in the USA. Guest speaker Dr. Gregory H. Wolf from North Central
College Naperville, Illinois, gave an overview on why German is so important
nationally and particularly in Michigan. He pointed out that our state has
a total of 18,260 German students, which puts us in 7th position
According to Wolf, Germany is an economic powerhouse, and that is reason
enough to encourage and sustain German programs at all educational
institutions. He also encouraged teachers and instructors to participate
actively in promoting German language and culture and to involve parents.
By encouraging students to test out of German courses, a student can save
tuition on up to 8 credit hours which can be seen as a scholarship.
Dr. Wolf talked about K-12 Programs and Post-Secondary Programs. This
exemplifies our German language school’s important role in promoting the
German language. In that capacity we can offer a bridge to the German
language and culture for families who speak German at home, German-American
families who live in the US and those who move back to a German speaking
country after a few years. The Deutsche Schule Metro Detroit offers
programs for children ages two and up. Our German language program is based
on the Bavarian curriculum, and our German as a foreign language program
follows the Common European Framework for languages. All of our teachers are
qualified, degreed, professional educators.
On a personal note, I would like to add that after this event I came to more
fully understand how important the work of AATG is, how much this
organization is helping all German programs, and how much teachers as well
as parents need to become involved.
Our school has recently been made part of the PASCH Initiative - “Schulen.
Partner der Zukunft” (Schools, Partners for the Future. Our school
administers the National German Exam, level 1 through 4 offered by
the American Association for Teachers of German. We also prepare our
students for the Advanced Placement testing at the university level and we
offer the “Zentrale Deutschprüfung A2/B1”- a German exam administered in
cooperation with the Zentralstelle für das Auslandschulwesen (Center for
German Programs Abroad). Deutsche Schule Metro Detroit is an accredited
testing location for the Europäische Fernhochschule Hamburg GmbH and the
FernUniversität in Hagen and we proctor exams for students throughout the
If you or your child is interested in learning the German language, please
feel free to contact at us at any time e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or (248)
693-9341) or visit our website at www.deutscheschulemetrodetroit.com
We also offer private and corporate German language classes for adults at
our or your company location.
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