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January 2004

Release Date: January 15, 2004

ASU Offers Saturday German Classes for Elementary Students

Free German language classes will be offered for San Angelo-area children ages 8-11 on Saturdays during the spring semester at Angelo State University.

The classes will begin Saturday, Jan. 31, and continue through Feb. 28. The classes will be taught by Dr. Elisabeth-Christine Muelsch, a member of the ASU Department of Modern Languages and a native of Germany.

The 90-minute classes will begin at 12:30 p.m. each Saturday in Room 121 of the Academic Building. The only requirement for the program is that parents deliver and pick up their children on time.

The free classes continue a program started by Dr. Otto Tetzlaff, retired head of the ASU Department of Modern Languages, to interest children in the study of foreign languages.

"Learning a foreign language becomes a necessity as the cultures of our world grow increasingly interdependent," Muelsch said.

For more information about this class, please contact Muelsch or the Department of Modern Languages at 942-2245, ext. 275.