Deutsche Sprachkurse

German Language Classes

German Language Classes

The German International School (GIS) is proud to offer German language classes throughout the school year. We have a variety of classes that meet a variety of needs and age-groups.

For GIS Alumni, these ongoing German classes allow an opportunity to connect with friends and to continue to improve their German language proficiency.

If you have questions regarding a language class or would like to sign up, please email  GIS   or call (503) 626-9089.


Adult Language Classes

All classes are taught by a  native German speaker  and include various, rotating cultural topics and activities for each session. The cultural experience involves learning some aspect of German culture and an opportunity to practice speaking skills and/or build vocabulary.

Adult classes are taught at four levels:

  • novice
  • intermediate
  • advanced
  • fluent/conversational

Please note: You must be 21 in order to enroll in our Adult Classes.

Sessions:

  • Session I: September 19, 2017 – January 16, 2017; No Class: 11/21, 12/26, 1/2/18
  • Session II: February 6, 2018 – May 22, 2018; No Class: 3/27

Cost: $275.00

Register for Adult Classes

Teen Language Classes

Our teen classes are designed for students entering  6th grade  with a good basis of German language skills. Their goal is to maintain and improve the students’ German language skills in a fun and social setting while working together on a project that involves media technology.

These teen classes will:

  • engage students in activities that require using their German language skills
  • expose students to authentic online/virtual experiences
  • focus on engaging with alumni, practicing and expanding their German while accomplishing a project

Sessions:

  • Session I: September 13th , 2017 – January 17th, 2018
  • Session II: February 7th  – May 23rd, 2018

Cost: $250 per session

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Teen Language Classes

Our teen classes are designed for students entering 9th  grade  with a good basis of German language skills. Their goal is to maintain and improve the students’ German language skills in a fun and social setting while working together on a project that involves media technology.

These teen classes will:

  • Participate in class and small group discussions
  • Create Presentations
  • Summarize and react to audio clips
  • Work with the "Sternchenthemen"
  • Prepare for the DSDII class.

Sessions:

  • Session I: September 13th , 2017 – January 17th, 2018
  • Session II: February 7th  – May 23rd, 2018

Cost: $250 per session

Register for 9th Grade Teen Class 

DSD Language Classes

DSD Language Courses are designed to help prepare students for taking the  German standardized tests  and are broken down into two separate courses:

DSDI Prep Class

  • designed for those students in 7th and 8th grades with very good German language skills
  • prepares students to pass the written and oral components of the  DSDI  German language standardized test
  • Students will be exposed to authentic online/virtual experiences and will be expected to do some homework
  • Two year cycle w/1st year being less work, focusing on reading, presentations, building vocabulary (Sternchenthemen); 2nd year intense focus on writing, former tests to practice format

Sessions: 

  • September 13th , 2017– January 10th, 2018
  • February 7th  – May 23rd, 2018

Test Dates:

  • Written test in March / April
  • Oral test in April/May (testing dates set by German Government; might interfere with Spring Break plans)

Cost: $330 per session

Register for DSDI


DSDII Prep Class

  • geared towards High School students (in 10th-12th grades) with advanced German speaking abilities.
  • course will prepare students for the written and oral components of the  language entrance exams for German universities (DSDII), German Language Tests for College Admission of Foreign Students, and/or the American AP and/or AATG tests
  • features an extremely small class
  • students will be expected to do homework on a regular basis
  • Two year cycle w/1st year being less work, focusing on reading, presentations, building vocabulary (Sternchenthemen); 2nd year intense focus on writing, former tests to practice format

Sessions:

  • September 6th, 2017 – January 10th, 2018
  • February 7th – May 16th, 2018

Test Dates:

  • Written test November 28, 2017
  • Oral testing January 2018

Cost: $512

Register for DSDII