About our curriculum
The German Language School of the North Bay offers an affordable and convenient opportunity to receive creative instruction methods that will help you and your family launch or advance your German language and cultural skills.
We provide classes optimized to establish and build upon an enthusiasm for the German language and the diverse cultures of German-speaking countries; if you are in need of skills and drills outside of the college classroom, we offer dynamic learning resources to help in the enhancement of your current language skills.
Over the course of a semester you will obtain the tools and have opportunities to speak, read, and write German with confidence. You will not only receive quality academic instruction, but the opportunity to use it in memorable and fun communication activities that are applicable to the real world.
The classes we offer
Our Kindergarten class accepts children starting as young as 3-years-old at both campuses (children must be potty-trained). In Kindergarten, the students use picture books as well as handouts and worksheets of a variety of circle games, finger rhymes, poems, art projects, and audio tapes, and flash cards. We teach students to answer questions with words and phrases, know the German alphabet in song, match words with pictures, comprehend simple story books and stories, count, and more.
To promote language fluency, our dynamic curriculum will address: vocabulary building, listening and reading comprehension, composition abilities, speech fluency, and language use training. With motivation, desire, and creative activities, we will help each and every student improve in the knowledge, love and application of the German language.
The German Language School of the North Bay uses modern teaching materials and techniques proven to be effective in introducing conversational and grammatical components in a way that captures and keeps the student’s interest.
German is spoken in the classroom as much as possible, and authentic learning resources are provided to promote continued learning outside of the classroom.
Regular classroom instruction is supplemented by other learning activities such as German movies, lectures, music, and more. Students are also introduced to the German cultural heritage as well as to train their ears for various German accents and patterns of speech.
Additionally, we maintain a continuously updated library of German books and other media for children and adults which are available for students to check out.