Classes Deutsches Haus at NYU – Children´s Program
Bilingual classes (all age groups)
These classes will allow children who speak German at home to further deepen their language acquisition. Depending on the age group, children will focus on reading and writing, grammar, and expanding vocabulary. For class descriptions and the updated class schedule, click here.
All our classes are for bilingual children and are held in German. If you are not certain which class is best for your child or have other class-related questions, please contact Uta Habbig.
If you have administrative questions, please contact Tanja Schmitz.
Classes will be in-person or live virtual sessions on Zoom that will incorporate: book readings, song singing, worksheets, a sharing time (to spur discussion amongst the children in German) and other playful activities. As such, please be respectful of class time and strive for punctuality.
Primary Class (ages 5-6)
This class teaches children to learn and practice German through playful activities that encourage the kids to communicate in German. The curriculum is filled with activities that encourage language and literacy development in young children, e.g. rhythmic games and playing with syllables and letters. Reading and writing are introduced through games and other supplemental learning materials.
Lower Elementary (ages 7-8)
This class teaches children to focus on conversation, expand their vocabulary and work on Grammar, as well as reading and writing in German. Reading and writing is introduced within the learning topic. Other supplemental learning materials are supporting the reading and writing development as well.
Elementary (ages 9-10)
This class focuses on conversation. A strong literary component also ensures that the students not only listen, speak and play in German, but read and write, as well as work on grammar. The topics are chosen according to children’s interests to provide a fun yet educational environment similar to schools in Germany.
Upper Elementary (ages 11-12)
This class is for students who are already communicating well, but need to work on grammar and orthography. Students will apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to comprehend selections and they will read and comprehend unfamiliar words using root words, synonyms, antonyms, word origins and derivations.
Teenager (ages 13-15)
Through the various reading of different stories and hands-on activities, students will make inferences, draw conclusions, compare and contrast, summarize stories, use context clues and establish purposes for reading. We will also focus on thinking and integrating the language process to help students improve their written communication skills.
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Deutsches Haus is New York’s leading institution for the culture and language of the German-speaking world. Located in the historic Greenwich Village district, Deutsches Haus is an integral part of New York University. Since 1977, it has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through its three pillars: the language program, the cultural program, and the children’s program.
Children Deutsches Haus offers fun classes and educational activities for children, including the celebration of traditional festivities around St. Martin, St. Nicholas, Carnival, and Easter. The children’s program has and continues to create a sense of community among families who share an interest in German, Austrian, and Swiss culture.
For more information on the history of Deutsches Haus please click here:
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