Read the latest news about the students’ work in Spanish class on the Toledo Campus for students in levels 5-8. Donna Sharper is in her fourth year at West Side Montessori.
Comparing Cultures: Germany Comes to WSM
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West Side was privileged to have a high-school intern during the first three weeks of school. Her name was Marie and she came to our Spanish classes to teach students the German alphabet, numbers, colors, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, foods, common words and sentences, favorite pastimes, traditional songs like the national anthem and the world cup soccer championship song “Ein Hoch auf Uns”, the German school system K-12, important cities and industries, as well as variety of history makers, such as the current Chancellor Angela Merkel, Karl Benz and Johann Wolfgang Goethe.
Students learned that German and English are very different and similar at times both in spelling and pronunciation. They also saw that German foods, hobbies, music and clothing had many similarities to that of the U.S.
Overall, we had a wonderful time with Marie and greatly appreciate the cross-cultural enrichment she brought to our classroom.