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Our Spring Semester will run for 12 meetings from Saturday January 18th to April 19th.

Classes will be held at the Cornerstone Learning Center, 2524 Hartsfield Road, on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Map to Cornerstone Learning Center

For our Spring schedule, please go to the Schedule and Classes page.

You can register for adult or child classes on the German School's On-Line Registration Form

Midweek instruction is available to students who are unable to attend Saturday classes,and instruction over Skype
to students who live far away or require home instruction. Individual instruction is also available.

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About The School

The German School of Tallahassee, a Non-Profit Organization,  will have completed its tenth year of operation in January 2014. It is a Saturday Morning School that

  • introduces children at an early age to another language and culture,
  • gives Middle School and High School students practice in a foreign language before they  start college or take a trip abroad, 
  • provides adults who learned German in college or while staying in a German-speaking country a chance to  improve their knowledge of the language, and gives those who want to start at a lower or a higher level an opportunity to do so,

... and lets all participants experience some Lernvergnuegen - the pleasure of learning something new and exciting.

Classes are taught in a relaxed environment. The instructors were either born and raised in a German-speaking country or have spent extended periods of time in such a country.The students become familiar with the culture and customs of German-speaking countries, in addition to acquiring new language skills.

Directory of Instructors and Board Members

To reach these goals, classes with limited enrollments are offered

  • for Preschool and Kindergarten-age children to acquaint them with the German language or improve their knowledge of it,
  • for German-speaking Primary and Secondary School students who want to improve their reading, writing and grammatical skills,
  • for Primary and Secondary School students who want to learn German from the ground up,
  • for adults and High School students at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

In addition, individual instruction is available for participants whose language skills may be above or below those needed for participation in any of the above classes.

The German School of Tallahassee is one of of more than 60 such Saturday Morning Schools in major cities world-wide that provide instruction in German language. Community-based schools like these have existed in this country for a long time and  for many languages and heritages.

Tuition

The German School of Tallahassee is a Non-Profit Organization registered with the State of Florida. All income goes to pay for school expenses. To cover those expenses, a tuition of $20 per Saturday morning is charged ($16 for 2nd members of the same family and for college or graduate school students.)

Some scholarships and internships are available on application.


Information and Learning Resources

A collection of web sites that help you learn German and sites with information on travel, current events, and culture in German-speaking countries can be found at
Web Resources

Thanks to the generosity of students, parents, staff members and friends, the Deutsche Schule  has a well-stocked German-language lending library. Books on a variety of topics can be checked out on Saturday mornings; most magazines and newspapers do not need to be returned. Some beautiful children's books and DVD's have been donated by parents whose children have outgrown them. A variety of German card and table games, including Scrabble auf Deutsch, are also available for check-out.

Lucrezia Bieler, an accomplished artist and mother of our two Swiss students, designed the school logo and beautiful t-shirts for the school that are available in children's and adult sizes at the school library checkout desk.

 

 

Neuschwanstein Castle in
Fuessen, Bavaria

 

 

 

Alexander Platz
Berlin, Germany

 

 

 

 

 



Colleen Dunn, a student in the Conversational German class, modeling the School T-shirt.

 


For additional  information contact:

Hans S. Plendl
Phone: (850) 294-2179
Email: plendl2001@yahoo.com



Acknowledgments

The organizers and participants of the German School of Tallahassee acknowledge
the timely assistance offered by the following institutions:
The German School of Atlanta
Goethe Institutes Munich and Atlanta
German Consulate General Miami
Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen, Köln
The FSU Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics
The Lutheran Student Center at FSU
The German Language Section of the FSU Faculty and Friends Club



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