German Language Courses for Kids and Teenage in Early Summer 2019

German Language Courses for Kids and Teenage in Early Summer 2019

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Registration details
Dates:
 10 March till 25 March 2019 
Days: Sunday till Thursday
Time: From 10:00 am till 4:00 pm

 

German Program for Kids

A growing number of students wish to study at German universities. Getting your child started at an early age will help to become absorbed in both the language and the culture so that the transition one day will be much smoother.

All of our German classes are conducted in a fun-filled atmosphere with activities, games and learning tools appropriate for the children’s ages and follow an age-related, customized children’s curriculum. All our instructors have experience teaching children and are well aware of the specifics of children’s cognitive development at the various ages.

 

German Program for Teenagers

Welcome to our brand new German program for teenagers and middle-high school students, adressed to students aged between 13 and 15 years old. We want to prepare the coming generations of teenagers in Qatar, for a future full of opportunities speaking German. Saturdays, the TII will offer German for: Teens that want to learn German from scratch and be ready for the future or for studying in Germany!

The TII offers German lessons for teenagers, following rigorous academic objectives through a German immersive approach. Classes are content and project based and are conducted under a learning-by-doing methodology. Sessions are structured around a task, where students prepare and perform and thus become more involved and engaged with the German Language, developing an understanding and appreciation of it. Communication is crucial to our learning approach: from day one students are encouraged to use the language actively and to interact with others.

 

Program Information

The curriculum of the German program (for kids, teenagers and adults) is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The German language program is strengthened by the newly signed partnership with the Goethe-Institut which will increase an international cultural exchange for our students.

  1. German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. 
  2. German is the 3rdmost popular foreign language taught worldwide.
  3. Germany has the 3rd strongest economy and is the #1 export nation in the world.
  4. 1 in 10 books in the world is published in German.
  5. German-speaking countries have a rich cultural heritage. Germany is often referred to as the land of poets and thinkers. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, just to name a few. 
  6. German speaking countries are the world of classical music. (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Strauss, and Wagner to name only a few). Vienna remains an international center of music today. 
  7. German is not as hard as you think. If you already know English, then you already have an advantage when it comes to learning German. The two languages share many similarities in both vocabulary and grammar. 

Program Dates
Summer Semester

March 30 – June 1 2019
Course Length
10 weeks at 2 hours on Saturdays = 20 hours
Tuition Fee 
QAR 1,450
Materials
Planetino 1, 2 and 3 course-book and work-book; 1. Auflage: Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch, 2017  ISBN 9783193015778 or Beste FreundeA1.1, A1.2, A2.1, A2.2 course-book and work-book; (Beste Freunde is not available yet. Photo copies will be provided by the teacher)
Class Breaks 
Students will be given appropriate breaks. Parents are encouraged to prepare snacks for their children.

For more information about the German program, please contact the German Program Coordinator, Mrs. Carmen Kohlfürst at tiigerman@hbku.edu.qa or 445 41929.

 

Schedule

Beginner 1.2

Children will be able to start using the basic skills, they acquired in Beginner 1.1 level. Students will be able to use higher numbers. They will be able to form sentences with negative structure, expressing that they don’t want something or don’t agree to a special topic.

Students will be able to express wishes and demands and their preferences. They will talk about clothes, they can name different types of clothes. They can describe clothes in a very simple way.

They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to understand the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions. They are also familiar with very basic grammatical features, like the German articles, possessive pronouns, the German cases.

Classes for this level are distributed according to different age groups (children mixed age group: 7 to 12 years and teenagers 13 to 15 years old). The content of the course varies in pace and reflects the interests of the different age groups. Hence we will use a different book / different material for teenagers with a faster progress and different topics. Further, classes are adapted according to children’s age and cognitive development. 

Pre requisites:German Beginner 1.1 or a placement test. If your child finished level Beginner 1.1, then they can join the new Beginner 1.2 level. If you are not sure about your child’s level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Textbook:Planetino 1 course-book and work-book; 1. Auflage: Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch, 2017  ISBN 9783193015778 or for Teenagers: Beste FreundeA1.1, course-book and work-book; (Beste Freunde is not available yet. Photo copies will be provided by the teacher)

 

Beginner 1.2: mixed age group 7 to 12 years 

Section 1: Saturday, 11:05 am – 1:05 pm

 

Beginner 1.2: ages 13/15 - Teenagers

Section 1: Saturday, 1:10 am – 3:10 pm

 

Beginner 1.3

Children will be able to answer simple questions about familiar topics – mostly related to themselves, friends, family, school-life and start interacting in short conversations/dialogues. They also know how to use familiar everyday expressions and phrases.

They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to understand the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.  

They are also familiar with very basic grammatical features, like the German articles, possessive pronouns, the German cases,

Classes for this level are distributed according to different age groups (children: 7 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years and teenagers 13 to 15 years old). The content of the course varies in pace and reflects the interests of the different age groups. Hence we will use a different book / different material for teenagers with a faster progress and different topics. Further, classes are adapted according to children’s age and cognitive development. 

Pre requisites:German Beginner 1.1 and Beginner 1.2 or placement test. If your child finished last summer, level Beginner 1.2, then they can join the new Beginner 1.3 level. If you are not sure about your child’s level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Beginner 1.3: Mixed ages (ages 7 to 12 years)

Section 1:  Saturday, 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm

 

Beginner 1.3: ages 13 to 15 years - Teenagers

Section 1:  Saturday, 11:05 am – 1:05 pm

 

Textbook: Planetino 1,course-book and work-book; 1. Auflage: Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch 1 CD or for Teenagers: Beste FreundeA1.1, course-book and work-book; (Beste Freunde is not available yet. Photo copies will be provided by the teacher)

 

Beginner 2.2

The “Beginner 2 level”for children is a course that reviews and continues the materials children already covered during the level Beginner 1 of German and go further. In this course, children will acquire basic vocabulary to talk about leisure activities and will be able to describe their daily routine at school and at home; they will learn how to tell the time, to describe people and talk about their own town and district and how to locate things in space. At the end of the course, children will be able to answer simple questions about themselves and have basic interactions. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions. 

Classes for this level will be offered for a mixed age group (ages 7 to 9 years and 10 to 12 years)

Pre requisites: German Beginner 2.1 or placement test. If your child finished level Beginner 2.1, then they can join the new Beginner 2.2 level. If you are not sure about your child’s level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Beginner 2.2: mixed age group: ages 7/9 and ages 10/12

Section 1: Saturday, 11:05 am – 1:05 pm

 

Textbook: Planetino 2,course-book and work-book; 1. Auflage: Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch

 

Beginner 2.3 (CANCELED) 

During the “Beginner 2.3 level” for children, kids will be able to start communicating, they can interact if a native speaker speaks slowly and clear German. At this stage, children will be prepared to start with the final Beginner stage – Beginner 3, which will lead to finish the first level of the German language. The class is conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere appropriate for their age. They practice the listening and speaking skills using various activities and games and relevant materials in order to start understanding the language in its cultural context and engage in short interactions.  

Classes for this level will be offered for a mixed age group (ages 7 to 9 years and 10 to 12 years)

Pre requisites: German Beginner 2.2 or placement test. If your child finished level Beginner 2.2, then they can join the new Beginner 2.3 level. If you are not sure about your child’s level, please arrange a meeting with the language coordinator.

Beginner 2.3: Mixed age group: ages 7/9 and ages 10/12

Section 1: Saturday, 9:00 am – 11 am

 

Textbook: Planetino 2,course-book and work-book; 1. Auflage: Kursbuch/Arbeitsbuch

 

 

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