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GERMAN SCHOOL EXAMINATION.1
Yesterday, the first half yearly public examination of the.. scholars attending the German school in Frecman-strcet, . conducted by Mr. Von Schleinitz, took place. The chil dren.- who are almost entirely Germans, and rncludintr both
sexes, were first examined as to their knowledge of tho v English language by reading and the exhibition of thoir exercises in dictation, &c. The second part of the exam ination was in German, and consisted of spelling, reading, arithmetic, geography, and history. The various degrees of proficiency exhibited by the pupils in the English lan guage were certainly on the whole most creditable both to themselves and to the gentleman who has the management of that branch of the studies, viz., Mr. Henry Nootnagal, the (German) Sub-Inspector of Schools. One of the girls particularly read from an English historical work with re markable correctness, and with an accent scarcely at all distinguishable from that of an English child. Tho dic tation papers, which were in English, anpenred to be fully equal to those of English children of 'a similar age, and the specimens of writing furnished by those papers and by the copy-book, though of various merit, included some of a really superior character. With respect to tho German portion of the examination, the spelling, reading, and arith metic, went off very satisfactorily. Mr. Von Schleinitz then examined the children closely in geography and ancient history, and the replies given to the various questions showed that the more advanced scholars had devoted par ticular attention to that particular department of their studies. In the course of this part of tho examination, Mr. Von Schleinitz delivered a short lecture on those two subjects. A number of the parents and friends of tho scholars were present, and we also noticed among tho company the Honorable F. S. Dutton, Dr. Wyatt, Mr. Nootnagal, &c On the whole, the result of the exam ination was such as to give ample satisfaction to all parties, interested in the efficiency and progress of the school.