Guten Tag! Here’s a press release I wrote for German International School of Dallas‘ upcoming kindergarten program. I thought I’d share it on my blog too.
German International School of Dallas Announces Inaugural Kindergarten Class
Enrollment is open for the 2017-2018 dual-immersion language program
Dallas, TX, February 23, 2017 — German International School of Dallas is proud to announce the launch of its first-ever kindergarten class, beginning in August for the 2017-2018 school year.
The English and German dual-immersion kindergarten program is designed to meet the Texas Essentials Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards while following the German pedagogical framework of the “Bayerischer Bildungs- und Erziehungsplan fuer Kinder in Tageseinrichtungen.”
The German ISD kindergarten program will be led by a team of two teachers, one who will speak only in English and the other who will speak only in German. Commonly referred to as the “one person, one language approach,” this method of bilingual education allows children to associate each teacher with that teacher’s respective language. As a result, language learning happens congruently, naturally and spontaneously.
Since 2008, German ISD has provided full-time, weekday language instruction to children ages 18 months to five years. Currently, a record number of more than 65 students are enrolled in the school.
“We are seeing more of a demand for multicultural and multilingual education than ever before in the Dallas area,” said Michaela Ward, Director of German ISD. “It only makes sense to expand our existing program to include a kindergarten class, and we’re very excited about its inaugural year.”
Enrollment is now open for German ISD’s dual-immersion kindergarten program. Visit German-ISD.org to learn more.
About German International School of Dallas
German International School of Dallas, founded in 2008, is a nonprofit language immersion program for preschool-aged children in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. German ISD provides a learning environment deeply rooted in the central European culture and education system while facilitating a global perspective.