German Second Language (DaZ) Grade 1 – 4
German Language Classes
The DaZ program is aimed at students who have developed German as a second language through a long-term stay in Germany and/or live in a multilingual family.
German language skills (oral and written) must be available in order to take part in the program. Placement tests may be required.
The curricula are based on the European Framework of Reference for the German language.
The lessons are conducted in a traditional classroom setting in the German language. Speaking occasions are based on the real life of the students. German customs and cultural heritage are introduced to the students in class. Topics such as Carnival, Easter, St. Martin, Nikolaus, and Christmas also flow into the lessons and school life. The annual lantern parade (lower classes up to second grade) in November and the visit from St. Nikolas in December are an integral part of the school year.