Thank you for choosing the German Saturday School. We would like to see your child thrive in our school and our teachers will do their best to help your child learn the German language and find out more about German-speaking countries.
We believe that good relationships between home and school are very important in a child’s educational experience. We also believe that another two elements play a crucial role when it comes to a child’s success at school: a child’s motivation and willingness to learn, and the support children receive at home from their parents. Many linguists and educational experts agree that exposure to an additional language at home is crucial for a child’s rapid development of that language.
Therefore, we would like to ask you to help your child benefit most from his or her learning experience at the German Saturday School by working together with us and choosing to follow these simple instructions:
Provide videos, books and music in the language. Ask the teacher for resources your child can use at home. You can borrow DVDs from our school.
5. Find cultural events connected to the German language. This will help strengthen a child’s interest in the language and culture. The websites of the Goethe-Institute Melbourne and the Association of German Teachers in Victoria may be helpful in this matter:
Other interesting resources on learning and teaching German include http://www.pasch-net.de/ and http://www.dw.de/learn-german/s-2469
We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.