Stamford, CT (PRWEB) September 03, 2014
Our Stamford campus is having an Open House on Saturday, September 6th 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 am at the Rippowam Middle School located at 381 High Ridge Road in Stamford, CT. This event is open to the public. Registration information, teachers and school officials for new and continuing students will be available. They will also be on hand to explain any cultural activities the school participates in during the year.
The first class of the fall semester is Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Nothing connects us to a country more than its language. Speaking German can help you strengthen that connection while enhancing travel, education and business horizons. Established in 1978, the German School of Connecticut (GSC) – the only professional German Saturday School in CT – provides a high-quality German education program for over 350 children and adults. At GSC, students at all levels learn German language along with German, Austrian and Swiss cultures Saturday mornings during the academic year.
CT Act concerning High School Credit for Private World Language Courses
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. Public Act No. 08-138. (http://www.cga.ct.gov/2008/ACT/PA/2008PA-00138-R00HB-05820-PA.htm)
The German School of Connecticut is a private, non-profit school with branches in Stamford and West Hartford, CT and has an enrollment of over 350 students. A professional teaching staff, most of whom are native German speakers, provide three hours of instruction each of thirty Saturdays the school meets 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 equivalency 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. The school has German-language library.