For the first time, our classes in Fall 2020 will be conducted online, for ages 7 and older. Beginners will meet 12 times on Saturdays. The rest of the classes will meet 10 times. Meeting times for each of the classes are yet to be determined. Four classes will be offered:
"Igel" class, for children ages 7-12
Beginners (no prior experience) and A1 (some prior experience), age 13 and above
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.
Beginners - meets 12 times - $120 / additional family members - $90 each
A1 - meets 10 times - $100 / additional family members - $75
A2 - meets 10 times - $100 / additional family members - $75
B1 - meets 10 times - $100 / additional family members - $75
Registration: Online registration form is here. The printable (pdf) "Enrollment form" is found at upper left on this page; it may be mailed instead. Send payment to
c/o Michael Windheuser
1275 N. 1108 Road
Lawrence, KS 66044
Deadline is August 30.
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