German at Ursuline
Each level of German at Ursuline incorporates and develops speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. Ursuline German classes often explore the German culture through projects, presentations, guest speakers, and celebrating important holidays and events. Additionally, students have the opportunity to fully experience the German culture by participating in the bi-yearly exchange to Aachen, Germany after either their sophomore or junior year.Incoming freshmen with a background in middle school German may have the opportunity to be placed in either German I or German II as a result of their performance on a German placement exam, which is only given upon request.
Academic Exchange in Aachen, Germany
For over fourteen years the German Program at Ursuline has had a bi-yearly exchange with Sankt Ursula Gymnasium in Aachen, Germany. About twenty students from Sankt Ursula travel to Cincinnati for three weeks in the spring at Easter time. Then, in June of the same year, Ursuline students travel to Aachen for three weeks. The exchange includes home-stays, immersion in the school, and exploration of the city with walking tours and visits to cultural centers in the region and beyond. This is a great opportunity for student to immerse themselves in the German culture and language, and greatly improve their language skills, which will aid them in any further study of the language. The Academic Exchange is supported by the German American Partnership Program (GAPP).
Join the LIVE Microsoft Teams meeting to talk with Ursuline's German teacher:
Guidelines for joining live meetings:
- Access instructions for joining Microsoft Teams meetings here.
- Please mute your microphone when entering and stay muted when not speaking (to avoid unnecessary static on the call).
- When you enter a live meeting, please introduce yourself in the chat with your/your daughter’s name, grade, and current school.
- If more than four people are in the meeting at one time, please raise your hand to ask a question (using the "raise your hand" function) or type it in the chat.
- If you do not have the Microsoft Teams app and you are accessing through your web browser, you will be able to access the meeting but you will only see the person who is actively speaking in the meeting. This is perfectly fine, we just want you to be aware.