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Claudia Windfuhr

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Stanley World Languages Department 

Claudia Windfuhr 

French, German

(925) 927-3530, x1604 

email: cwindfuhr@lafsd.org 

Weekly up-dates on School Loop

Homework help on Mondays at lunch

 

About me: My life revolves around world languages and cultures! I have lived and taught extensively in Germany, France, and Korea and, since 1991 at Stanley Middle School. I have visited 51 countries and I traveled around the world for one year. I have a B.A. from Université de Nantes in France, an M.A. from Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf in Germany, and a Professional Clear Credential K-12 from San Francisco State University. I was trained in Communication Based Instruction (CBI) at Stanford University and I studied Spanish at UC Berkeley Extension. Since 1990, I have been working as the academic consultant for the German School of San Francisco, too. Besides teaching, my greatest joy in life is my son who was born in 2004. And we still love to travel :)

 

I speak German, English, French and Spanish. I can read and write some Korean and a bit of Mandarin. I have also been hosting the Bollywood Club at Stanley for the last 17 years.

 

About my classes:

Please read the attached documents in my RESOURCE LOCKER on the left side of this website. Find the appropriate files for your student.

 

FOR YEAR-LONG STUDENTS (7th and 8th graders):

Yearly Overview

Hints for learning a foreign language

For Host Families: My trip to California: A student from Heidelberg describes his trip to San Francisco, Stanley, and Lafayette (in German)

 

 

German visitors from Heidelberg with host families 2016
German visitors from Heidelberg with host families 2016
German visitors from Heidelberg 2016 1
German visitors from Heidelberg 2016 1
German visitors from Heidelberg 2014
German visitors from Heidelberg 2014
German visitors from Heidelberg 2011, a
German visitors from Heidelberg 2011, a
German Visitors from Heidelberg 2010
Stanley German students host visitors from Germany
German field trip to Berlin & Beyond film festival 2019
German field trip to Berlin & Beyond film festival
The big goodbye to our Heidelbergers 2018
The big goodbye to our Heidelbergers 2018
Another great group from Heidelberg with their hosts 2018
German visitors 2018.jpg
Stanley hosts 2018.jpg
Visit by the principal with the teachers from Englisches Institut
Visit by the principal with the teachers from Englisches Institut
Hosts and visitors: What a nice group 2017
Hosts and visitors: What a nice group 2017
The German visitors from Heidelberg 2017
The German visitors from Heidelberg 2017
Winners of the Kreativwettbewerb, a creative writing competition for German. 3 students of my German classes won prizes in the prestigious German creative writing contest. They competed against almost 800 other students in the entire USA.
Winners of the Kreativwettbewerb, a creative writing competition for German. 3 
students of my German classes won prizes in the prestigious German creative 
writing contest. They competed against almost 800 other students in the entire 
USA.
A lovely comment from a parent
Dear Claudia and teachers from Germany:
 
Thanks so much for all your volunteer efforts to make this visit from German students happen at Stanley. Our daughter and our family truly enjoyed having the girl from Heidelberg visit and both have become good friends. The German student only wished she could have stayed longer. A great week. And an excellent example of international cooperation and developing inter-cultural understanding and friendship.   Thank you! 
The German group 2
The German group 1
German visitors from Heidelberg 2015 b
German visitors from Heidelberg 2015 b
Q&A with a German student
Q&A with a German student
German visitors from Heidelberg 2015
German visitors from Heidelberg 2015
German visitors 10 2014
German visitors 10 2014
German visitors 10 2014 b
German visitors 10 2014 b