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School Term
For the first time, our classes in Fall 2020 will be conducted online using Zoom. Each class will meet on Saturdays, 10 times between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Clases begin on September 12* and end by November 21. There will not be a preschool class until we are able to meet again in person.

Saturday Schedule:

9:00 a.m. Kids, ages 7-12, the "Igel" class
9:00 a.m. Beginners/A1, ages 13 and older, the "Sterne" (*2 special sessions for total beginners meet on August 22 & 29)
10:30 a.m. A2 (intermediate), ages 13 and older, the "Sternschnuppen"
10:30 a.m. B1 (advanced), ages 13 and older, the "Kometen"

Tuition: Reductions have been made for this online session.

Beginners - meet 12 times - $120 / each additional family member - $90
A1 (Sterne)- meet 10 times - $100 / each additional family member - $75
A2 (Sternschnuppen) - meet 10 times - $100 / each additional - $75
B1 (Kometen) - meet 10 times - $100 / each additional - $75
Kids (Igel) - meet 10 times - $100 / each additional - $75

Registration (Deadline August 30):

Online registration form is here. The printable (pdf) "Enrollment form" is found at upper left on this page. We do not have an online payment method. Make a check out to German School of Northeast Kansas and mail to :

c/o Michael Windheuser
1275 N. 1108 Road
Lawrence, KS 66044

Class Information
We are an immersion Saturday school. We teach using immersion or "comprehensible input" methods appropriate to the age of the students. The goal is to create a setting in which one hears German at least 90% of the time, without interruptions in English. In contrast to traditional methods of explaining, translating, and memorizing, we try to surround the student with language that is made meaningful by context, clues, visual cues, and dramatization. Without understanding every word, students create their mental German phrase list by sorting out what they hear, learn to guess and make inferences, and to respond appropriately. Reponses progress from physical gestures, to single words and short phrases, to full sentences, then finally, normal discourse. Some of the best tools for learning by immersion include songs, rhymes, stories, and games. So be prepared to have some fun. The word "Sprachvergnügen," which roughly translates "joy of language," captures the enthusiasum we try to generate.

The four class groupings are flexible and based on factors such as experience, student interest, and European proficiency classifications. We consult with parents and students about what suits best. Tuition is $10 per hour of instruction, paid for in 10 week sessions, with a 25% discount for each additional student from one family.


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