Open House of the German School of Connecticut in West Hartford on August 17, 2013

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An informational Open House will be held in West Hartford at the First Baptist Church at 90 North Main Street on Saturday August 17th from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the first class of the semester will start on Saturday, September 7th at 9:30 a.m.

An informational Open House will be held in West Hartford at the First Baptist Church at 90 North Main Street on Saturday August 17th from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the first class of the semester will start on Saturday, September 7th at 9:30 a.m.

Registration information, teachers and school officials for new and continuing students will be available to explain the different classes and cultural events the school organizes during the year.

For registrations go to: (http://www.germanschoolct.org.leag1.com).

For more updates on cultural events and regional happenings visit us on Facebook or Twitter. (https://www.facebook.com/GermanSchoolCT).

CT Act Concerning High School Credit for Private World Language Courses

Students and parents are especially excited because of a new law signed by Governor Rell, Public Act No. 08-138. (Link: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2008/ACT/PA/2008PA-00138-R00HB-05820-PA.htm) As of July 1, 2008, Connecticut students studying world languages in community schools such as the German School of Connecticut (GSC) are eligible to receive high school foreign language credit for their studies. This is a real benefit to the students, who put in many hours of study to master reading, speaking and writing skills, as well as cultural information.

The German School of Connecticut (http://www.germanschoolct.org) is a private, non-profit school with branches in Stamford and West Hartford, CT and has an enrollment of approximately 300-350 students. A professional teaching staff, most of whom are native German speakers, provide three contact hours on each of thirty Saturdays per year. The school was the first German language school in the United States to be selected by the State Department of the German government to administer the official Sprachdiplom I and II examinations. These exams, which are a pre-requisite to university matriculation in Germany, test the equivalence of ten and twelve years of German language study. The German School of Connecticut receives support from the German government, as well as local businesses and donors. In 2009, the school became one of the 66 US Partner Schools with Germany. (Link: http://www.pasch-net.de/par/deindex.htm)

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