The STV-German Language School incorporates classes from the beginner level, through Intermediate and advanced.
All classes are taught by native, or near native speakers in classes up to twenty persons per class. Adult sessions are 1.5 hours per session and are generally 12 hours of instruction unless special previsions exist, at times cultural and/or cooking classes may differ. Adult textbooks are additional and can be purchased at the school (or will be sent to you if the class is online). Fees are due on enrollment and are non-refundable. If enrollment does not meet the minimum number of four students per class, we will attempt to consolidate classes on a single day, change the class time, or- as a last resort - we may be forced to cancel the class for the session.
Youth & Youth Heritage Speakers
The children's classes are held on Saturday mornings in eight week sessions. The Krabbelgruppe is exposed to the German language through play, songs and stories. The children and parents participate together with the teacher guiding the activities. The four to seven year olds participate in songs, stories, play and art/craft activities with the teacher guiding them and parents observing. The eight- to twelve-year-olds are exposed to the written and spoken German language and are encouraged to participate in speaking, singing and writing in German. Some English will be used to help the children understand directions. The staff is dedicated to making the experiences for children both educational and fun.
Cultural & Cooking Classes
Does your mouth water when you think of Schnitzel, Späzle, and Apfelstrudel? Have you been wishing you could cook the dishes you have experienced or heard of from German speaking countries? Now you can learn how to do just that in a cooking class at the GLS. One of our German Language teachers also happens to be a great cook, and she loves to pass her abilities on to all those who would like to learn. Fortunately, the STV has a kitchen! In this hands-on cooking class, students will make dishes from scratch – and eat them too! Participants do not need to be able to speak German, but they will learn some new German words about the dishes they make. No need to bring anything to the first class meeting, but subsequent homework will consist of bringing assigned ingredients. Let the cooking fun begin!