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Customer Spotlight: Ines in Maryland

Ines is the mother of 2 small children, a daughter 3 years old and a son 5 years old. She works as a home care provider for parents who want to surround their children with German language, food and traditions, substitutes at the German Preschool (Washington, D.C.) and is a German teacher at the German Language [...]

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A German-American Christmas: Then and Now (Part 2))

After sharing her childhood memories in Part 1 of “A German-American Christmas: Then and Now”, Eleanor O. reminisces about her family’s current holiday traditions. She is passing on her love of German traditions, culture and language to her granddaughters, extended family, and friends. 

I met Elke through another Kindergarten parent. I had a five year old [...]

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A German-American Christmas: Then and Now (Part 1)

One of our favorite things about Alphabet Garten is that we get to know our wonderful customers like Eleanor O, who shares her love of German traditions, culture and language with her granddaughters, extended family, and friends. Eleanor graciously shares her Christmas memories from the 1940s in the first of a 2 part series “A German-American Christmas: Then and Now”. 

Christmas in my family [...]

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Customer Spotlight: Birgitta in MI

We’ve all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” This is especially true for us, trying to promote the minority language (German) in an overwhelmingly English environment. We rely on other families for recommendations and resources, ideas on how to increase the amount of German in our family, how to grow [...]

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Customer Spotlight: Susannah in CA

We’ve all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” This is especially true for us, trying to promote the minority language (German) in an overwhelmingly English environment. We rely on other families for recommendations and resources, ideas on how to increase the amount of German in our family, how to grow [...]

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Customer Spotlight Valerie in Florida

We’ve all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” This is especially true for us, trying to promote the minority language (German) in an overwhelmingly English environment. We rely on other families for recommendations and resources, ideas on how to increase the amount of German in our family, how to grow [...]

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Learning German through Music. An interview with Gigi Swenson

Gigi Swenson is a co-founder of Music Lingua, a company which provides language lessons for young children in German, French, and  Spanish. I spoke with her the other day about the exciting things happening in her music classes.

Gigi is full of great information about how young kids learn language and how you can expose them [...]

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Creative German with Sabine. An interview with Chrissy Leiberan-Titus

Chrissy Leiberan-Titus has recently started speaking German with her 4 year old daughter, Sabine. Chrissy has lots of creative ideas she shared with me and she’s seen amazing progress in just a few short months. The audio is linked below and the transcript will follow shortly is here.

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Continuing German in the Third Generation: An Interview with Veronica Dzugan

Sarah interviews Veronica Dzugan. Veronica is a native German speaker, and, together with her husband, is raising her two children ages 3 and 1 in a bilingual household.

Sarah: Thank you again, I’m so glad you could take the time to chat with me today. It’s very exciting to continue the interview series.

Veronica: They’re actually [...]

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