Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Das Schulhaus' letter to the Ministry of Education

As the provincial government eliminates its support for heritage language learning after 25 years, we would like to share the content of the letter to the Ministry of Education DAS SCHULHAUS wrote:


Das Schulhaus - Regina German Language School Inc. was founded in 2011 continuing the 60 year legacy of German instruction in Regina.  It is run by dedicated volunteers, parents and educators who spend countless hours giving their time and energy to ensure that the German culture and language is shared with students both young and old.

We, the Board of Directors, find the withdrawal of funding for all heritage language schools in Saskatchewan deeply disappointing.  These language schools continue to grow in diversity as the immigrant and refugee population expands in Saskatchewan.  It is of vital importance that both newly arrived newcomers as well as first and second generation immigrants can have access to their language of origin.  This builds a bridge between cultures, roots people to their new country and provides a sense of community to those seeking a new life in a foreign land.  At a time where the focus of the federal government is to welcome newcomers to Canada, the striking of funding is counterproductive and sends a message that culture/language is not important to maintain in Saskatchewan.

The heritage language schools, whether they be large or small in status, are affected equally by funding.  The funding given is minimal at best but is still valued by the schools and fundamentally supports a person's right to equal access to their language of origin.  As a country that prides itself on multiculturalism, striking such funding would be counter intuitive.  Heritage language schools have the ability to offer credit classes to high school students and as such provide a valuable service to the school boards in their diversity of languages.  These languages may open doors of opportunities they might not otherwise have and connect them to the greater world.

The funding is invaluable to the heritage language schools.  The government may not see tangible results from it but be assured they are there.  They are found in the future generations of this land that have a deeper understanding of culture, value diversity, and should they go off into the world come back to invest in the land they call home bringing new ideas and skills with them.

We ask you to reconsider the loss of funding for the heritage language schools in Saskatchewan. Let Saskatchewan be a leader to the other provinces and pride itself on investing in multicultural education.



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Registration now open for the second semester

Registration now open for the second semester adult class.
The new semester starts February 3rd and 4th 2016.
Registration the same day.

Please contact us if you want to join a class:
If you are looking for children classes please contact us directly!




CLASSES FOR ADULTS


Thursday  6.00pm to 8.00pm:
  • ADULT 1 / Beginner: the class started in September. Students had 30 h of instruction so far.
Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm:

  • ADULT 3 / A2.1: the class had already 150 h of instruction and is working towards the next level
  • ADULT CONVERSATION:  this class is for the advanced speaker of German, we focus on fluency, talk about interesting   topics and focus on expanding vocabulary and grammar

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lantern Walk




You are invited to Das Schulhaus annual Lantern Walk in Wascana.


Das Schulhaus is inviting people young and old to take part in a lively tradition to celebrate the Light/ St. Martin’s Day with a lantern walk in Wascana Park on November 6th.

The custom of carrying lanterns is rooted in the fact that “light needs to be brought into the darker times of the year” like many other festivals of lights traditions seen around the world. This day is also connected to the story of St. Martin and the kindness of sharing.

This will be the 5th  year Das Schulhaus will celebrate this wonderful tradition and we invite you to take part this joyful event of bringing light in the eyes of your children, like the lanterns they are carrying, whom bring light to the dark season of the year.

When: Saturday, November 7th at 5pm
Where: meeting point is the parking lot North of Hill Blvd, just off of Lakeshore Drive

Please bring your Lanterns, a cup for a hot beverage and dress warm!




Wednesday, August 26, 2015

school year 2015-2016

CLASSES FOR CHILDREN:     THURS 6pm-8pm
VORSCHULE (age 3,5-7):
A fun and engaging learning environment suited to our youngest students. Songs, games, crafts and stories interspersed with educational activities make learning German pure child’s play
GRUNDSCHULE (age 7-10):   and         
MITTELSTUFE (age 10-15):
Reading and writing in German as well as further development of oral language skills using age-appropriate materials
OBERSTUFE (age 14-19):
Grundschule Native Speaker: (grade2-8):  With native speakers, we focus on reading and writing skills and the developing of language.

look for high school credit or DSD (Deutsches Sprachdiplom)
                                                                                                                                                                                            $ 285 per year



Classes for Adults:   ThURS 6pm-8pm or WED 7pm-9pm
ADULT 1 / Beginner: a fresh start into German language learning
ADULT 2 / level A1.1: after 60 hours of instruction and continue working on their basics
ADULT 3 / A1.2: the class had already 120 h of instruction and is working towards the next level

ADULT CONVERSATION:  this class is for the advanced speaker of German, we focus on fluency, talk about interesting topics and focus on expanding vocabulary and grammar
                                                                                                                                 $ 310 per year (60h)                       
                                                                                                               $ 195 per semester (30h)
                                                                                                                             

Classes for High school Credit       ThURS 6pm-9pm
this is the opportunity for high school students  (grade 9-12) to work toward receiving high school credits for second language German 10/20/30. Classes follow the curriculum of the Ministry of Education, require a minimum of 100 hours and run from September until June. 
                                                                                                               $ 390 per year

                                  



Friday, June 26, 2015

registration night

Please mark your calendar for our upcoming Registration Night in the fall:

SEPTEMBER 10th 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION STILL OPEN:

Early bird -registration for the regular classes are still open until June 30th.

school year:


Pre registration
regular

$265 per child
$285 per child
families with 3+ children
$255 per child
$255 per child
high school credit
$370 per child
$390 per child
Adult Year
$300 per student
$315 per student