REGISTER TODAY: School starts Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:15 AM.

Click here for Child Registration Tuition is $300 per year. (29 classes per year)

Click here for Adult Registration Tuition is $350 per year. (A discount of $25 is offered to adults that have a child enrolled)

To Pay tuition visit the tab called "Donate or Pay Tuition" on this website.

After you have registered and paid tuition Please contact Frau Annaliese Mills (Assistant Director) or Frau Cornelia Ille-Hoekstra (Director)for placement - or if you already know your instructor, you can contact them directly for instructions to join the class.  

           frauleinannaliese@gmail.com 

           corni711@sbcglobal.net

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR: 

We will be holding in-person classes unless guidance from the CDC and MIlwaukee Public Schools changes.  

Children ages 3-5:  Instructed by Frau Tina Stueve 

Note: Children must be potty-trained.

Each week will consist of direct and interactive instruction, singing German songs, reading stories, and learning through play.  Each week we will introduce an exciting new theme.  Students will complete worksheets, art projects, and view videos that reinforce the week's theme. 

Children ages 5-7:  Instructed by Frau Annaliese Mills.   frauleinannaliese@gmail.com 

At this age, children are generally beginning to read and write English and have varied exposure to German. They learn language quickly through songs, games, and stories. Classes will include a story, learning vocabulary,  and a  game or activity. At the end of this class the children will have learned vocabulary and phrases related to various topics, including: Alphabet, Numbers, Colors, Shapes, School, Family, House, Clothing, Body, Opposites, Animals, Food, Weather, and Culture.  

Children ages 7-9:   Instructed by Frau Tami Hetzel

An introductory level course for children who can read & write in English and: have completed the previous Level, have a little background in German or are beginners. Topics may vary slightly and include: German Culture, Greetings & Farewells, Polite Words & Phrases, Numbers, Alphabet, Colors, Body, Calendar & Weather, Opposites, Animals, etc. Very basic grammar concepts are also introduced and if time permits we will work with 1 or 2 beginning readers. 

Children ages 8-11:  Instructed by Frau Karen Rinaldi

Level 2 Students will participate in textbook activity and practicing reading and conversation. The emphasis will be on simple German language and basic conversations topics such as clothing, time, colors, musicians, weather, seasons, days, European authors and more. Special topics may include table etiquette lessons as done in Germany, writing simple cards or letters, reading elementary German books, doing short reports, learning songs and poetry.

Children ages 11+:  Instructed by Frau Cornelia Ille-Hoekstra     corni711@sbcglobal.net

Advanced students who have passed our 2nd level, students from the German Immersion School or those who have had German Language training from other sources. Students will share their daily "Tagebuch" or Journal, review homework and have a reading or grammar lesson. We will have Special Projects such as creating a German Menu, Family Genealogy,  Staatswappen Project (Picking a state in Germany and reporting on it), and writing your own German Fairy Tale. Lessons may also include recognizing German holidays, historical events or online videos.

Adult Beginning/Intermediate Level:  Instructed by Herr Alex Ille-Hoekstra

The learning targets include: learning phrases, vocabulary, verb conjugations, sentence structuring, easy reading for practice and being able to hold a simple, yet meaningful conversation. This instructor also focuses on cultural studies and is very open to student requests. Herr Alex strives to connect with his students and works with the pace of the class. He expects students to work toward the class goals, to participate and to communicate any difficulties they may be having.

Adult Intermediate/Advanced:  Instructed by Martina Varelis

Students will review basic grammar structures such as nouns, adjectives, verb conjugations, prepositions, etc. and learn about more complex structures such as past tense forms and subordinate clauses. Overall emphasis will be on conversational German and each week students will have opportunities to practice speaking the language. Occasional sessions will be combined with other classes for special lessons or feature presentations by guest speakers.