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National German Examination
• Administered each year to nearly 22,000 high school students in the second, third and
fourth level of German.
• Provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive prize
program, and creates a sense of accomplishment
• Exam results provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the country, as
well as programmatic data provided to help inform curricular decisions
Exam results are among the criteria used in selecting the recipients of chapter awards
and the national AATG/PAD Study Trip Awards, a four-week study trip program in
• The 2015 Exam period will be December 1, 2014 to February 2, 2015
• http://www.aatg.org/?page=NGE
Farrington Contest and Awards
• Farrington Awards are given by HATFL each year in honor of Curtis Farrington, an
original founder and the first president of HATFL
• HATFL is presenting the Farrington Awards on January 31, 2015 , at Northbrook
HS, the same day of testing, to outstanding students in all languages and levels
• German: Levels I, II, III and Advanced: No Heritage Speaker may test in
these languages in any level.
• http://www.hatfl.org/
• Annual competition for Houston-area students in grades 8 through 12 who are learning
• Offers 42 contests for students in German I, II, III, IV, and V, including written and oral
tests, declamation, drama, art, and music
• Entrants placing in the top five in each event at Houstonfest advance to the Texas
State German Contest
• Houstonfest 2015 will be on February 7 at Lanier Middle School, and State will be on
February 28 at Texas State University in San Marcos (new location!).
• Registration by January 14, 2015
• Regular fee: $ 10
Deutsche Ehrenverbindung
• To recognize high school scholastic achievement in the study of German
• To promote interest in the study of German language, literature, and cultures
Membership Criteria
• Completion of three semesters of German
• Overall GPA of 3.0 and a German GPA of 3.6 (on a 4-point scale)
Biweekly informal meetings
• Conversation
• Food
• Games
• Movies
• Interesting internet resources
• Prep time for Farrington and/or Houstonfest
Mark your calendar:
Tuesday, 01/20
Wednesday, 02/04
Wednesday, 02/25
Wednesday, 03/11
German American Partnership Program
Exchange Program between Gymnasium Ganderkesee
Stratford SH / Westchester Academy
May 2015:
Application process starts after a parent/student information meeting
September 2015: Applications due
October 2015:
Discussion of the exchange project / Research starts
April 2016:
Project research completed
June 2016:
Exchange trip part 1: American students visiting Germany
October 2016:
Exchange trip part 2: German students visiting Houston
Westchester International

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