That’s how long the Immanuel German School has been teaching children, young people and adults the German language and culture. On Saturday, May 4th the school held its 44th annual Abschlussfeier in the auditorium of the Lower Moreland High School in Huntingdon Valley, PA. More than 150 students from the age of 4 through middle school and high school as well as our four adult classes took part in the festivities.
Awards for outstanding performance on the National German exam, the Deutsches Sprachdiplom, and participation in the national writing contest of the German Language School Conference (Meine Tür nach Deutschland) as well as monetary prizes and scholarships totaling several thousand dollars were presented.
Rounding out the awards presentations were musical performances by our younger students.
The highlight of the Awards presentations was the awarding of the Gerhard Kalmus Award, consisting of a plaque and a monetary award of $1,500, which was presented by former IGS teacher Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kalmus to Felipe Forero Schwanhäuser.
Learn German or take your German to the next level: The Immanuel German School / Deutsche Sprachschule Philadelphia has been teaching the German language and culture of the German-speaking countries for over forty years. Our students participate in the National German Exam program of the American Association of Teachers of German as well as the Internationale schulische Vergleichsarbeit on both the A1 and A2 levels. Certify your knowledge of German and receive college credit by taking the College Board’s Advanced Placement German Language & Culture Exam. Earn the Deutsches Sprachdiplom (German Language Diploma) and show that your German is good enough to study at a German university.
The Immanuel German School offers classes for children and young people ages 4-18 as well as four levels for adults. We are a PASCH-Schule, are a founding member of the German Language School Conference and work closely with the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen. Above all, we firmly believe that Deutsch Lernen macht Spaß (Learning German is fun.) For more information, please visit our home page.