Studying the German language opens the door to understanding and participating in an influential world culture with close relationships to both the English language and our contemporary way of life.
Communication with people living in much of northern and central Europe is possible for those who know the German language. German is spoken by approximately 120 million people worldwide; it is the official language of Austria and Germany, and it is one of several official languages in Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. In Belgium, Denmark and northern Italy, German is a language with special status.
- Students entering kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2, have the opportunity to take the German Language and Culture Program. The program will progressively include grades 3-4-5-6 in subsequent years.
- Students selecting the German Language and Culture Program option at Mills Haven Elementary School will receive 30 minutes per day of instruction in German, taking place during their regularly scheduled language arts course.