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(Photo by Gisèle Widmer.)   GW Carver Middle School’s eighth grade German IS students proudly display their DSD I Examination Certificates.  Also pictured (from left): Gabriele Kieran-Moghani, Head of the GW Carver Middle German Department; Rosemarie Dissler, GW Carver German Teacher; Andreas Siegel, German Consul General; Milli Metzker, GIPA President; Nicolette Gahleitner, German Language Advisor for the Southeast Region; and Shelley Stroleny, Principal of GW Carver Middle School.  In attendance but not pictured: Axel Zeissig, German Vice Consul.

By Sarah Wrede
GIPA Website Manager & News Editor


On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, GW Carver Middle School’s eighth grade German International Studies (IS) students received their Deutsches Sprachdiplom (DSD) I Exam Certificates in a ceremony held in the school’s media center.  Successful completion of the challenging DSD I & II Exams qualifies students to study at German-speaking universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  German IS students (who begin learning German in first grade) take the DSD I Exam at the end of seventh grade and the DSD II Exam in eleventh grade.

GIPA is very pleased to announce that 100% of the German IS eighth graders passed the DSD I Exam!  This makes three years in a row that German IS eighth graders have achieved a 100% passing rate on the exam. This outstanding performance is a clear indication of the strength of the Miami-Dade German language program, and of the hard work and dedication of our teachers, students and parents.  Congratulations to each and every one of you!

Miami’s German Consul General Andreas Siegel, German Vice Consul Axel Zeissig, and German Language Advisor Nicolette Gahleitner joined GW Carver Middle Principal Shelley Stroleny, German Department Head Gabriele Kieran-Moghani, GIPA President Milli Metzker, and German teacher Rosemarie Dissler in handing out the certificates to the students.