Goulash, German "Dating," and more!
Location: Saint Michael’s College
What the German Academy did today: Wow, what an INCREDIBLE first week of classes! The students are holding conversations, cracking jokes, and finding any and every way to apply their new language skills. Today, the kids attended both language and cultural immersion lessons, played sports/attended clubs in the afternoon, and got excited for the weekend!
Here are some of the language-learning can-do's that our students accomplished this week:
Level One completed a “Language Survival Guide.” They've mastered can-do's such as: “I can copy the letters of the alphabet” and “I can greet friends, say goodbye, express gratitude, and apologize.”
Level Two focused on Introductions and Routines, mastering topics like: “I can exchange personal information to get to know people around me” and “I can identify and present basic information about routines, interests, pastimes, and household tasks of teenagers in the target country/countries.”
Level Three honed in on Conversation, Feelings Daily Life and Routines. They tackled: “I can start, maintain, and ends a conversation with my classmates to get to know them” and “I can explain a series of steps needed to complete a task related to my routine.”
Since our German students are in mixed-level classes, many of them learned plenty of new phrases outside of their target-group!
On Friday, the kids can look forward to a TON of cultural activities with their RAs and teachers! On Saturday, an all-Academy dance will take place -- giving them a chance to communicate and bond with some of the students in the Arabic, French, Chinese, and Spanish Academies. Then, on Sunday, they will finally be able to call home for the first time since Arrival Day!
Thank you for tuning into the blogs this week!
9:30 am—Class Block 1/break
10:30 am—Class Block 2/break
11:30 am—Class Block 3
1:15 pm—Free Time
2:00 pm—Cultural Exploration— Cooking Class
3:45 pm—Activities/Exercise/Free time (Basketball, Fitness Studio, or Bath Bombs!)
5:30 pm—Dinner & Free Time
7:30 pm—Evening Activities—Board Games
9:15 pm—Dorm activities/snack
10:00 pm—In room/Journaling
10:30 pm—Lights out
Check back on Monday to read more about the German Academy!