IowaKinder (German for Kids!)

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We provide a fun and immersive environment for kids to learn, improve, and practice the German language! Our teachers have decades of experience and are excited to share German language and culture with your kids.

Wo? We meet at Central Presbyterian Church (3829 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA).

Wann? Classes are Saturday mornings 10am – 11:30am on January 8, 2022 – March 5, 2022: a total of 9 classes.

Wer? We are currently offering classes for:

Preschool & Kindergarten students (age 2-5) with German experience at home (Heritage & Native) together with parent/grandparent

Students Grade 1-9 with German experience at home (Heritage & Native)

Wie viel?

Heritage Preschool/Kindergarten attend with a parent: $75

Heritage Grades 1-9: $120

If you are registering siblings, the total class cost is discounted by 10%

To receive the sibling discount, enter promotional code “10PERCENT” immediately after you click the green “Tickets” button.

Join the Iowa European Cultural Connection as a member and receive an additional 5% – 10% off.

The location requires that masks be worn by all individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Registration deadline is December 20, 2021.

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Learn about the classes:

In our Preschool/Kindergarten class, ages 2-5 years, children attend with a parent or grandparent. Children in this group are just beginning to discover language. We read stories, play, sing, dance, make crafts, and much more.

1st grade and older students attend classes independently. Children will be placed in groups with peers of same or similar age.

During the classes we explore different themes while playing games, reading stories, making crafts and doing a number of fun activities and projects.

Younger kids will study the alphabet, extend their vocabulary and work on writing and reading.

Older kids will also work on extending their vocabulary while exploring German grammar rules.