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KINDERSCHULE - Program and Schedule

Program and Program Schedule


 9:00am-12:00pm Sonnenkinder (ages 3-5*)

  9:15am-10:00am Mäuse (Mice) Krabbelgruppe (ages 1-young 3's*)
 Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm Sonnenkinder (ages 3-5*)
 Fridays 9:00am - 12:00pm Sonnenkinder (ages 3-5*)
 Saturdays 9:15am-12:00pm Vorschule/Pre-K, Kindergarten, Pre-Level 1, Level 1-6
  9:15am-10:00am Marienkäfer (Ladybugs) Krabbelgruppe (age 1 and just under*)
  10:15am-11:00am Schmetterlinge (Butterflies) Krabbelgruppe (age 2*)
  11:15am-12:00pm Spatzen (Sparrows) Krabbelgruppe (young 3's*)

* Ages as of September 1st 2019

Krabbelgruppen (Ages 1-3)

Mondays 9:15am-10:00am Mäuse (ages 1-young 3's*)

Saturdays 9:15am-10:00am Marienkäfer (ages 1 and just under*)

Saturdays 10:15am-11:00am Schmetterlinge (age 2*)

Saturdays 11:15am -12:00pm Spatzen (young 3's*)

* Ages as of September 1st 2019

What is Krabbelgruppe? Think playgroup meets German Circle Time!  In this fun and playful parent-child get-together, families gather for a round of German songs & rhymes, play and fun activities introducing children (and sometimes parents/care takers alike) to the German language.

Vorschule/Preschool, Kindergarten, Pre-Level 1 (ages 3-6)

Mondays and/or Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm Sonnenkinder - MondayWednesday (ages 3-5*)                          Saturdays 9:15am-12:00pm Vorschule/Preschool class (ages 3-4*), Kindergarten class (age 5*) and Pre-Level 1 class

*Ages as of September 1st, 2019

Over the course of the school year, children in Preschool (ages 3 and 4) and Kindergarten (age 5) will be exposed to play-based** immersion language classes that foster intellectual growth and pre-literacy skills through fun activities and age appropriate projects.  Learning topics include but are not limited to colors, shapes, numbers, animals, letters (Kindergarten), weather, family members etc. In addition to improving their German language, children will learn essential social and emotional skills.  Children in Preschool and Kindergarten classes must be toilet trained. 

**In Kinderschule Preschool and Kindergarten we are not working with work- or vocabulary sheets. 

Pre-Level 1 is right for your 6 year old that needs a more playful approach to beginning to learn reading and writing in German before joining the more academic Level 1 class.

Levels 1 through 8 (ages 6 through 14)

Saturdays 9:15am-12:00pm Level 1 (age 6+), Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6, Level 7

Children between the ages of 6 and 14* (*cut-off date is September 1) will build foundational language skills by receiving valuable, immersion classroom instruction tailored to the individual needs of each child.  Students are placed  in Levels 1 through 8 according to language ability and age.  Kinderschule bases its curriculum on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  Level 1 welcomes kids from last years' Kindergarten or new students ages 6+ with no/very little prior German instruction in reading/writing. For placement in levels 2 and beyond, please refer to our online placement tests (scroll down). For classes for kids ages 10+, please consider our Teen classes.

 Level 1: A1.1 Level 5: B1.1
 Level 2: A1.2  Level 6: B1.2
 Level 3: A2.1  Level 7: B2.1
 Level 4: A2.2  Level 8: B2.2

Please reference our online Placement Test results when submitting your child’s application for ages 7+.  These are designed to give us a first evaluation of language skill level and starting placement.  Language ability and progress will be closely observed throughout the school year to ensure students are placed in the class that best meets their needs.

German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

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