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Kit Belgum, Chair 2505 University Avenue, Burdine Hall 336, Mailcode C3300, Austin TX 78712-1802 • 512-471-4123

German language classes at the German Free School and in Round Rock

Sat, September 12, 2009 • Austin & Round Rock

Courses for adults and children available

CONTACT: Melanie Schmidt-Dumont, 512-482-0927, programs@germantexans.org

GERMAN LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN – FALL 2009

Registration is now open for the 12 week Fall semester of German language classes in Austin. All classes are held at the historic German Free School at 507 E. 10th St. Teachers include both professional German instructors from local public schools and native German speakers experienced in tutoring adults and children. Detailed class descriptions and registration forms can be found at www.germantexans.org, or by contacting programs@germantexans.org.


Adult Classes: Four courses for adults are being offered, starting on September 9: Beginning Conversational German (12 week course) is on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm; Accelerated German (6 week course) is on Monday and Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm; German I (12 week course) is on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm; Advanced Conversational German (12 week course) is on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.Costs vary; some classes require a textbook.

Children's Classes: The children's program, known as Samstagsschule (Saturday School), is held from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Saturday mornings, beginning on Saturday, September 12th. There are three levels of classes: Vorschule for kids ages 3-5, Grundschule for kids ages 6-8, and Mittelschule for kids ages 9-13. Lessons focus on comprehension and speaking for all age groups. Instructors use art, music, and games as well as traditional learning methods. Older children gain skills reading and writing in German. Depending on enrollment, some classes may be split into beginner and intermediate/advanced groups.

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GERMAN LANGUAGE CLASSES BEGIN IN ROUND ROCK ON SEPTEMBER 14

Starting September 14, the German-Texan Heritage Society (GTHS) will offer a 12 week fall semester of German language classes in Round Rock. Both adult and children’s classes will be offered. All classes meet at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center, 1600 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, TX.

German I for adults is being offered. The 12-week class is held on Mondays, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm, September 14th through November 30th. The class emphasizes vocabulary acquisition, simple conversation and structure of the language. The cost of the adult classes is $65 for GTHS members and $75 for non-members. German I require the purchase of a self-teaching guide for $20. The registration deadline is September 4th.

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to join the children's program, known as Samstagsschule (Saturday School), which is held from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm on Saturday mornings at the at the Clay Madsen Recreational Center in the Multipurpose room. The 12-week sessions will be held from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm on Saturday mornings, beginning September 12 and December 5, 2009. Lessons focus on comprehension and speaking for all age groups. Teaching is done through games, songs and art, as well as through traditional teaching methods.  The cost for a 12-week fall session (1 lesson per week) is $150 per student for GTHS members and $165 for non-members. Sibling discounts are available. Registration closes on August 31.  Class size is limited, so please register early. Detailed class descriptions and registration forms can be found online at <http://www.germantexans.org/>www.germantexans.org, or by contacting GTHS at <mailto:programs@germantexans.org>programs@germantexans.org. Registrations may also be made by phone with a credit card by calling 866-482-4847.

The German-Texan Heritage Society is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the unique culture that evolved as German immigrants settled and thrived in Texas from the mid-1800s onwards. Founded in 1978, the Society has a long-standing record of community enrichment, achieved through cultural programs and events, educational and genealogical resources, publications and social gatherings.

Sponsored by: German Texan Heritage Society


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