German Language Summer Camps and Programs

What do you do with the kids all summer? German Language Summer Camps and German Language summer programs are a great way to fill those empty Summer months. They come away with improved language skills … and they have fun doing it! These German Summer Camps are scattered across the country. Some are day camps, others are overnight. There is…

Online German Language Classes for Adults- Learn German Online from Anywhere!

Lately I’m getting a lot of questions about Online German Language Classes. People want to study German, but maybe they can’t find classes in their area… or the timing doesn’t work… or they just prefer to attend class from the comfort of their home (and maybe wearing pajamas, no judgement here). With the help of my readers, I’ve put together…

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application

Studying abroad is a life changing experience. It opens our eyes to the rest of the world, and allows us to experience living in another place outside our regular comfort zone. And for many students.. it’s just flat out cheaper than studying at an American University. But getting over that first hurdle, trying to figure out How to Apply to…

Is Kindergarten German? Learn all about Kindergarten History!

Is Kindergarten German? YES! the “Garden of Children” or Kindergarten, sprung from the mind of Friedrich Fröbel, based around the idea that young children are like flowers, or small plants, and with the right nurturing and care, they can grow to be productive adults. His education system for young people spread around world, and most countries today have some form…

German Language Schools in America For Kids and Teens

  When I was a child, I went to German School every Saturday for 3 hours here in the US. While it was sometimes torture (who wants to go to school on Saturday!?!), in the end, it was well worth the effort, and I  appreciate the extra miles my mother put on the car to get me there. This is…

Shopping for German School Supplies in Germany

My daughter, Katy, spent a Semester studying in Berlin. I’m delighted that she sent us a few posts about life as a California Girl in Germany. This week… shopping for German School supplies. Apparently, it’s not the same as it is here in California…  All photos taken by Katy used with permission.  There were many things I expected to be…

Studying German In Germany – A Year in Heidelberg

My Daughter’s Boyfriend, Joe, came back to California after spending a year studying German in Germany. (There really is a certain irony to having a kid who refused to speak German as a child  dating a German Major…). I asked him what it was like to spend a year overseas, because I know there are other kids out there who…

German School Cones- Schultüte for the First Day of School

  The Schultüte, filled German School cones, tradition goes back to the early 1800s in Germany. Leaving the childhood comforts of Kindergarten, and moving on to “real school” can be a tough transition. So, on their first day of school when entering the first grade, children traditionally receive a cone shaped bag or “Tüte” filled with treats and toys, to…

Saturday means Deutsche Schule (German School)

For most American kids in the 1970’s, Saturday mornings meant eating Sugary Cereals while watching cartoons in pajamas. Not for me…every Saturday morning from the time I entered Kindergarten until I went to High School, I ate my Haferflocken (Oatmeal) or gekochtes Ei (soft boiled egg), then headed off to German School (Deutsche Schule). You see, my parents came here…

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