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Kinder lernen Deutsch


Parents: In the Kinder lernen Deutsch program, your child in grade 2, 3, or 4 will be introduced to the German language and culture through fun activities, games, and songs. Both beginners and children with previous exposure to German are welcome.

Kinder lernen Deutsch is taught by Valpo undergraduate students of German and a German exchange student, who are supervised by Dr. Timothy Malchow, Professor of German.

The program takes place Mondays, 4-5 PM, in the Kade-Duesenberg German House and Cultural Center on the campus of Valparaiso University (822 Mound Street in Valparaiso). The 2023-2024 dates are:

  • September 25
  • October 2, 9, 23, 30 (no program on Oct. 16 for VCS fall break)
  • November 6, 13, 27 (no program on Nov. 20 for Valpo Thanksgiving break)
  • January 22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26 (parents invited to the celebration on the last day)

Cost: $75 (cash or check made out to Valparaiso University, to pay at the start of the first day of the program). If your child normally receives a free or reduced lunch at school due to your financial situation, contact the Director to discuss discount options: tim.malchow@valpo.edu

Health Information: We want everyone coming to Kinder lernen Deutsch and everyone going home again to be healthy. If your child feels ill or has not been in school due to illness, your child should stay home.

Space is limited, so register soon.