New textbooks, maps, and posters for our students!
We thank the Zentralstelle für das deutsche Auslandsschulwesen (ZfA) for a book grant that allowed us to buy new textbooks for our classes.
Additionally, Falken teacher Catalina Thomsen on a recent visit to Berlin arranged for the Auswärtiges Amt to send us updated Landeskunde materials, via the German Embassy in Washington and the German Consulate in Chicago. Our students say “DANKE”!
Yesterday we said ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Anka Fehling, German language advisor with the ZfA (Central Agency for German Schools Abroad) in Chicago. Ms. Fehling has championed our cause with the German Federal Foreign Office since we became a school officially in 2014.
Jan. 23 was a busy day for our school! In the morning, Anka Fehling from the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) held a teacher training seminar on internal differentiation in the classroom. In the afternoon, we hosted an informational event on the topic of studying in Germany, in collaboration with the ZfA, the Goethe-Institut, and several UW Departments and programs. Presentations by Anka Fehling, Barbara Jedele (UW International Internship Program), and Samuel Johnson (recent Academic Year in Freiburg alumn) were followed by a lively discussion on opportunities to experience Germany as a student. If you would like to learn more about the competence levels referred to in the Common European Framework (A1, B2, C1, etc.), you can look them up here.
Please join us for an exciting event in cooperation with the Central Agency for Schools Abroad, the Goethe-Institut Chicago, and several UW-Madison Departments on January 23 at 4.30 pm, 7191 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park Street (Madison).