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When people speak more than one language it not only benefits the individual, but society as a whole. According to the Statista Reserch Department, many of the 11 million families living in Germany speak two or more languages. In addition to this study, Statistisches Bundesamt in Wiesbaden revealed that in the cohorte from 3 to 6 years of age in German day care organizations already 1 Million children have at least one foreign parent.

  • Do you want to keep your mother tongue for your children?
  • Do you want to help your child with German language?
  • Do you want to focus on good educational opportunities from the very start?
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Welcome!

Multilingualism is a brilliant concept. It’s an enigmatic inner state like tango dancing. This is how the languages live together in each person.

We give the children a podium to bring the languages to the dance!

Multilingualism

Multilingualism not only serves the individual, but also society as a whole. According to Statista’s research department, a significant proportion of the 11 million families living in Germany speak two or more languages. In addition, the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden has determined that 1 million children in German daycare centers, who belong to the 3- to 6-year-old age group, have at least one non-German parent.

In the Deutschwerkstatt, children learn the German language through playful programs and activities. Our pedagogical concept is based on the cooperation with Germanists, speech therapists, teachers for German as a second language and psychologists. The Deutschwerkstatt contributes to:

  • higher educational opportunities for multilingual children,
  • the development of a multicultural identity, and
  • the development of multilingualism as a special skill.

We proudly look back on our 15-year tradition, which has brought us the following successes so far:

  • the linguistic advancement of 1500 children,
  • the contentment of 1200 families, and
  • many cooperations with kindergartens and elementary schools.

Inclusion

In the Deutschwerkstatt, we pay special attention to inclusion. 5-8% of the children who attend our German courses have a learning disability. Some of them attend our courses alongside their speech and learning therapy.
In a safe space and in small groups, the children are introduced to the German language and encouraged to use their newly acquired language skills among themselves. Children with special needs are also supported in the group and benefit not only linguistically from the interaction within the group, but also in their social development. In this way, they learn to work as a team at an early age and form long-term friendships in our workshop.

In the groups themselves, children with learning disabilities receive individual support as needed. Difficult content is practiced with these children individually and taught at their level and learning speed.

What particularly characterizes our team is the fact that the majority of our course instructors have an intercultural background themselves. They know from their personal experience the difficulties and challenges of learning the German language as well as the psychological strain that usually comes with not understanding the majority language spoken all around them. This enables them to approach the children with a great deal of empathy and to meet them at eye level. By combining intercultural content with language learning, they ensure a better learning environment and promote the children’s willingness to learn.

The Deutschwerkstatt is a playful program for learning the German language for children. Our concept is a result of collaboration with Germanists, speech therapists, teachers of German as a second language and psychologists. With the German workshop we promote:

  • the educational opportunities for multilingual children;
  • their multicultural identity;
  • multilingualism as a special talent;

We look back on our 11-year tradition.

In the Deutschwerkstatt we measure success with:

  • 1500 sponsored children;
  • 1200 satisfied families;
  • Several co operations with kindergartens and elementary schools.
Welcome!

The child has a hundred languages
a hundred hands
a hundred thoughts
a hundred ways of thinking
of playing, of speaking. “

– Loris Malaguzzi

The support for the German language as a second language

Monolinguale Kinder

Monolingual children


 The majority of German children know an average of 900 words at the age of three. During kindergarten, their vocabulary expands to around 2500 familiar words.

Bi or multilingual children


Children with the knowledge of multiple languages must learn the 1600 words in their native language before school starts. At the same time, they also have to acquire 2500 German words.

The world in Darmstadt for Darmstadt in the world

Do you know what makes you stand out?

Our best attributes are our languages! We speak several languages and learn new ones. At the German Language Workshop we improve our German language skills.

How do we do that? Simply through dynamic play, fun, dancing and singing! We learn together and from each other!

Our teachers say: focus on positive feedback and correct repetition ;o)

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We are learning German here so that we can prepare good food. We will eat slowly so that good ingredients and spices will continue to keep the pleasure of it in remembrance longer.

We are eager to find out what the other world has to offer. We are discovering a new language like in an exciting mystery story.

Of course, the smaller incidents happen when we start to speak the new language. But, no matter what, we are a team and we help each other!

FIRST, WE BRING ALL THE CHUNKS OF OUR LANGUAGE INTO A FUNDAMENTAL DISORDER. THEN WE ASSORT ALL PARTS TO A NEW, EXCITING LANGUAGE. THAT IS THE SOLUTION!

Our Awards

  • Funds awarded by the Pharma companies Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland e.V. (association of pharmaceutical companies), offered in recognition of and in appreciation of special merits
  • Award winner of the countrywide campaign “Ideen – Initiative – Zukunft” (Ideas – Initiatives- Future) in the year 2012
  • Ludwig Metzger Price, Sparkasse Darmstadt 2013

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