The German Cultural Committee is a subcommittee of the fundraising organization Friends of AEA. The role of the GCC is to help strengthen the German academic and cultural programs of AEA.
The committee is composed of both German and non-German parents of AEA students. A major goal of the German Cultural Committee is to enhance the German language and culture experience for all students at AEA.
After consultation with our German teaching staff, the most requested item for helping our students is to maintain the number of German intern teachers here at our school. These young teachers are native speaking student teachers from Europe (Austria, Germany or Switzerland) who come to AEA to experience life in an American school and host family and to assist with German language instruction. Several generous parents provide room, board and transportation for these interns during their extended stay of 5 to 10 months. With the help of intern teachers more differentiated instruction and individualized student attention is possible, which is particularly important to our German immersion program due to the many different language levels in the German immersion classrooms.
Over the course of the past years, the GCC has been able to provide more than half of the funding for our German intern teacher program through fundraising events like the popular German after-school classes, the fabulous Father-Daughter Dance, the Disco event, as well as bake sales during the choir concerts. ln addition to these fundraising events the GCC also funds cultural school events for the AEA community like the Kindergarten Einschulungsfeier (beginning of school celebration). Please consider joining the GCC or coming to GCC fundraisers to support our mission to help strengthen the German academic and cultural programs of AEA.
GCC New German Homework Club for Grades 2-5
Taught by German Intern Teachers working together with the grade level teachers. Small group and student specific German homework tutoring. Prep class for DSD exam for 5th Grade.
Feb 10th - June 15th, 2016. Spaces are limited, register now! Wednesday from 12:45 – 2:15pm. Once a week for only $320. 16 session per semester. No classes during Parent / Teacher Conference week. Snacks and material are included in the fee.
German Kinder Club
GCC is offering new classes for our young AEA students in Kindergarden and 1st Grades. The class runs from Feb 10th - June 15th, 2016.
AEA Interns teacher support our young Students K – 1st with conversational interaction through play like German memory game, with reading German stories to the children, building vocabulary and exploration of the German Culture, German language enrichment in various ways (role play. singing, crafts etc.)
The spaces are limited, register now!
Wednesday from 12:00pm – 1:45pm for Kinder and 12:45pm – 2:15pm for 1st Grade
Once a week for only $ 240.- for 16 Classes for the semester. No classes during Parent / Teacher Conference weeks. Limited space. Snacks and material are included in the fee.
Disclaimer: this class might have some religious content related to German holiday
German Student Newspaper
New German Class for MS students. The class runs from Feb 11th - June 16th, 2016.
Taught by native speaking German Intern Teachers. Classes will be taught in Germany. Students will learn how to conduct interviews, learn how to write articles, and recognize a good story.
The spaces are limited, register now!
Thursdays from 3:05pm – 4:05pm
Once a week for only $ 255.- for 17 Classes for the semester. Limited space. Snacks and material are included in the fee.
Meetings take place monthly. For exact date and time please consult our calender.
For more information, please contact us.
We are looking forward to meeting you at one of our next meetings.