Activity 1

Kapitel 4

1 Schulen in Deutschland

http://www.howtogermany.com/pages/germanschools.html

Read the article about schools and school life in Germany. Then answer the questions below. Viel Spaß!

1. At what age do kids go to the kindergarten?
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2. What is “elementary school” in German?
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3. What school can students attend after elementary school?
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4. At what age do Germans usually complete their apprenticeship?
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5. When can students change over from the Realschule to the Gymnasium?
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6. What is the final degree at the Gymnasium called?
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7. What academic subjects are emphasized at the Gymnasium?
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8. What grade levels are part of the Gesamtschule?
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9. What happens to students who drop out of the Gymnasium at the end of eighth grade?
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10. What is an Internat?
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