Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 25, 2013
Open House of the German School of Connecticut in Stamford on 9/7/2013 at the Rippowam Middle School
An informational Open House in Stamford will be held on Saturday, September 7th 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at 381 High Ridge Road, Rippowam Middle School in Stamford.
This event is open to the public. Registration information, teachers and school officials for new and continuing students will be available and also explain any cultural activities the school participates in during the year. Download this flyer: http://files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/7500/2nd%20Open%20House%20Stamford.pdf .
After the Open House, classes will start the same Saturday, we encourage you to email us ahead if you like more information beforehand.
CT Act concerning High School Credit for Private World Language Courses
Students and parents are especially excited this year because of a new law signed by Governor Rell, Public Act No. 08-138 (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 on of the 66 US Partner Schools with Germany (http://www.pasch-net.de/par/deindex.htm).
Founded in 1978, the German School of Connecticut (GSC) is a Saturday school providing a high-quality German educational program for over 350 children and adults at all levels. We offer a two-track curriculum for non-native beginners, and native or near-fluent speakers. Classes range from Pre-K through High School and Adult, with students learning and experiencing German language along with German, Austrian and Swiss cultures Saturday mornings during the academic year.
Urs Klarer, Volunteer PR Officer, German School of Connecticut, 203-548-0438