German-American School
of Palo Alto

P.O. Box 50942
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 520-3646
contact@gaspa-ca.org

Saturday Class Location
475 Pope Street
Menlo Park CA 94025
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Special Interest Classes

Given the current circumstances, GASPA will not offer an in-person Summer Camp program during Summer 2021.

We are pleased to offer a variety of full-immersion, online-only, special-interest classes for students ages 5 through adults, at a variety of skill levels throughout the summer, starting May 15th.

A complete list of our class offerings can be found below. Please review the ages, dates and times closely, as they vary.

A condensed summary of all the classes can be found here.

All classes will be offered via Zoom. All of our teachers use a waiting room and classes are never recorded.

  • Title: “Tierisch starke Geschichten” (Wild stories)
    • Age: 5- 7 yrs (Pre/ K- 2nd grade)
    • Level:  Intermediate
    • Dates: 3 sessions. Saturdays May 22, May 29, June 5
    • Time: 9:00-10:00am
    • Cost: $80.00
    • Teacher: Steffi
    • Description: Every Saturday we will get to know an animal in a different story. We will read the story and afterwards we will do a craft associated with the story using household materials. (Prior to the class, you will receive a list of needed materials.)

  • Title: "Let's get creative!"
    • Age: 6-7 yrs
    • Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
    • Dates: 5 sessions. Mon-Fri, July 5-9
    • Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
    • Cost: $192.50
    • Teacher: Barbara
    • Description:  Roll up your sleeves and get ready for some arts and crafts, listen to stories and sing some songs with Barbara
  • Title:  "Gymnastics for your brain, ears and tongue" 
    • Age: 6-8 yrs
    • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
    • Dates: 6 sessions. Saturdays May 15,22,29 & June 5,12,19
    • Time: 9:30 - 10:30am
    • Cost: $155.00
    • Teacher: Pamela
    • Description:  Let’s play with words using our heads, tongues and hearts! We will play with poems, rhymes, verses, sayings and tongue twisters. We will read and learn pieces by other authors and create our own!
  • Title: "Test Drive German"
    • Age: 6-8 yrs
    • Level: Beginner
    • Dates: 5 sessions. Mon-Fri, Aug 2-6
    • Time: 9:00 - 10:00am
    • Cost: $130.00
    • Teacher: Pamela
    • Description: Are you new to German and interested in giving it a try? This is your chance! We will start at the very beginning with games and songs.
  • Title:  "Guten Appetit!"
    • Age: 6-8 yrs
    • Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
    • Dates: 5 sessions. Mon-Fri, July 12-16
    • Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
    • Cost: $192.50
    • Teacher: Barbara
    • Description: Each day the students will prepare their own easy/kid-friendly meal. We will set the table in a “proper” way and finally sit down and enjoy our meal together. Of course table etiquette and speaking German while having fun is our goal!  Safety Rules: Students need to be able to cut with a knife (independently) and may be able to operate the stove/oven/microwave with adult supervision. Students with food allergies may contact the school before signing up for this class.
  • Title: "Fun and exciting things to do in and around Germany"
    • Age: 9-12 yrs
    • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
    • Dates: 5 sessions. Mon-Fri, Aug 2-6
    • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Cost: $255.00
    • Teacher: Claudia
    • Description: Join us each day for a different activity
      Mon: Traveling virtually through Germany via train, plane from the Northern to the Southern part > Interactive online experience
      Tues: Traveling virtually through Germany via train, plane from the Western to the Eastern part > Interactive online experience
      Wed: Experiments in German
      Thurs: Listening to and discussing some typical German music including German Rap, German Pop Music, etc.
      Fri: Playing typical fun German games

  • Title: "Media Detectives Investigate" - CANCELLED
    • Age: 11-14 yrs
    • Level: A2/B1 Intermediate/Advanced
    • Dates: 3 sessions. Saturdays May 15,22,29
    • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Cost: $155.00
    • Teacher: Rhea
    • Description: Media literacy in German
      Can YOU always tell the difference between fact and fiction on the internet?
      Let us learn together how to spot fake news online, fact check sources and learn to understand the difference between information and disinformation, facts and fiction.
      In this class we will be „Media Detectives“ and:
      • explore and compare different news sources (traditional newspapers versus social media platforms)
      • sort fact from fiction
      • test our media skills together with quizzes and games such as a scavenger hunt
      • most importantly....all while having fun together! 
      Possible topics include : climate change, global events, famous teenagers
      This class allows every student to become more aware of the current media landscape, while immersing in the German language. 
      Authentic German and English media sources will be used in class.
  • Title: “Traveling through Europe”
    • Age: Teens
    • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
    • Dates: 5 sessions. Mon-Fri, June 7-11
    • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    • Cost: $255.00
    • Teacher: Helmut
    • Description: Join me, as we travel through Europe and get to know the various countries, school life, food, famous sights, etc.
  • Title: "Conversation for Everyday Life"
    • Age: Adults
    • Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
    • Dates: 5 sessions. Mon-Fri, July 12-16
    • Time: 6-8pm
    • Cost: $255.00
    • Teacher: Helmut
    • Description: What's on you mind? Let's talk, in German, of course!

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