Monday, September 25th, 2017

Summer Courses for German


German Summer Courses Here And Abroad
5-2013

Below are some websites for summer German courses. I checked all websites again and some local programs already have waiting lists.

This list is by no means complete, but it might give you some idea of where to start your own search.

Claudia Windfuhr
Academic Consultant
German School of San Francisco

HERE:

1) Goethe-Institut in San Francisco
Teenage summer camp (14-17). A couple of my students have gone there in the past and they liked it and learned very much.

2) Bay Area Kinderstube and Bay Area Kinderstube Plus (BAKS +, the official name is Deutsche Sprachschule Berkeley.) offer a very successful summer program in the East Bay. They are part of the German language schools in the Bay Area. Contact them for dates and location.

3) German American School of Palo Alto is offering a very successful summer program in Palo Alto; June till July; ages 3-12. They are part of the German language schools in the Bay Area. It will be a project-oriented camp.
Contact for more information:
Sabine Eisenhauer Germanedu@aol.com

4) German International School of Silicon Valley in San Francisco in the Presidio has a summer program for K-2 students. Overall, the GISSV is offering summer camps at all three locations (Silicon Valley, Presidio, East Bay).

5) http://www.fussballschule-1.de

IN THE USA:

1) Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota are famous for their immersion programs. Our vice-president’s daughter has attended courses for 2 summers and liked it very much.

ABROAD:

1) Goethe-Institut: Course for Teens and Children; Learning German in Germany
All levels, ages 9 till 21; they even have soccer plus German; one of my students went at age 12 and had a great time. It’s a very international crowd there and your child needs to be mature.

2) German Youth Hostel Association Travels
From 6 till 17
Children join one of the groups and experience Germany with other German kids. This works if you have relatives in Germany who can take the kids to the train station to join the group. It’s organized by federal state and what type of activity you want your child to do. Our former principal has been sending her kids every year for probably 10 years. Your child needs to be mature.

3) Education First has been organizing language travel for many years now. A lot of schools use them for class travels abroad. It’s not cheap.

4) www.myplacekoblenz.de

Bi-lingual summer camp for 13-18 year olds (they sent us their advertisement, that’s all we know about them!)