First Lutheran Church & School
Temple City, CA 91780
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Classes offered at Temple City German School
KINDERGARTEN: 4 and 5 year old students, German language and culture introduction through games, songs, arts crafts and fun activities
UNTERSTUFE I: 6 to 8 year old students, beginners in German as well as German speakers. The focus is on developing verbal language skills as well as writing and very basic grammar skills. Vocabulary building is one of the main points. Culture and skills are introduced through songs, crafts, games and fun activities. DSD-A1 Testing is slowly introduced.
UNTERSTUFE II: 8 to 12 year old students, basic knowledge of German as well as German speakers. Focus on vocabulary building, writing and grammar skills and preparation for A1/A2 Testing. Cultural and language skills are taught through crafts, games, stories and crafts and music.
UNTERSTUFEIII/MITTESTUFE: 10 to 13 year old students, class with German speakers and with medium knowledge of German. DSD A2 testing and AATG-2 testing as well as preparation for DSD1/ B1 tests. Focus is on written use of German as well as vocabulary enrichment and improving of oral German.
OBERSTUFE: 13 to 18 year old students who speak German at home. Focus is perfecting written and oral use of German. Individual preparation for a variety of exams including DSD1/B1 and DSD2/C1 as well as AATG-3 and AATG-4 and AP-German.
Kindergarten: Sandra Hofman Yun
I have been teaching German for several years at Pasadena Language Center and since 2015 atGASA in Temple City. I’m from Switzerland and my native language is German. After high school I studied for two years in France and then moved to San Diego to finish my studies at Alliant International University. After moving to Los Angeles I worked as an international student advisor at Kaplan Aspect. There I found my passion for teaching and working with young people. Now I enjoy teaching German to our precious and youngest students here at GASA in Temple City.
Unterstufe I: Beate Keim
I was born and raised nearby Cologne, Germany and have been living in California for almost 11 years with my husband and my two sons.
I started working for GASA as a German preschool assistant from 2012 to 2014. In 2014 I joined the Saturday School in Temple City to teach Unterstufe I. I am currently teaching a multi-level class ages 6-9 and I am also preparing the students for A1 testing.
Since August 2015 I am also working for the German Flag Program at Roosevelt Middle School in Glendale as an assistant teacher and prepare students in 7th grade for the A2 and B1 test.
I love to share my knowledge about German traditions and enjoy teaching children in the German language with reading books, German songs, games, little plays and arts and crafts. My motto is: Learning should be fun!!!
Unterstufe II: Alexandra Schinko
I was born in Austria and moved to California 15 years ago. Besides GASA I also teach German at a Language School in the Valley. I currently teach the Unterstufe 2 class with kids from 7 to 13 years of age.
I enjoy teaching those children both the language and cultural traditions in German speaking countries.
Unterstufe III/Mittelstufe: Silvia Doelker (School Director)
Born and raised in Germany, Stuttgart living in California over 20 years. Since 1998 teaching at the Temple City Saturday School in various classes from Unterstufe I (ages 6-8), Unterstufe II (ages 8-10) and currently our Mittelstufe (ages 8- 14). I am the School Director since 2012 and enjoy working with students and Parents. I like organizing and promoting our school and my motto is to combine learning with fun. I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and I am also the Office Manager for GASA.
Oberstufe: Bridget Frommel
Born in Belgium and raised in Germany, Bridget holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt. She is also certified translator and has been working as a freelancer since 1995. During her time in Germany she taught at adult evening school (Volkshochschule) for a period of seven years where she gained considerable recognition among her students. Bridget has been tutoring children all ages in English and German for a period of twenty years.
Bridget has two daughters who also attend the GASA School in Temple City.