DAS Winter Camp is tailored to the specific needs of young learners, in accordance with the most recent research findings from the areas of language pedagogy and experiential education. Our Motto “Erst lachen, dann machen!” (lit. “First you laugh, then you act.”) underpins everything we do. Because no matter which language you study: If it isn’t fun, you won’t learn!
Of course, grammar is important. But what use is knowing grammar inside out when you can’t apply what you know in conversation? Therefore, our credo is:
Talk Talk Talk.
During DAS Winter Camp, students will receive a total of 20 teaching units of German lessons. Our DAS Specials allow students to experience and discover the language through a series of pedagogically designed games, music, theatre and German activities. During the more formal lessons, we use age-specific teaching materials to train all four aspects of the language: reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking. All lessons are designed and coordinated with DAS Winter Camp’s leisure activities program: We experience that which we learn; and we learn that which we experience.