About The School
The German School of Tallahasseee completed its tenth year of operation in January 2014. It is a Saturday Morning School that
- introduces children 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,
- enables adults who learned German in college or while
living in a German-speaking country 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 and interns are either natives of a German-speaking country or have spent extended periods of time there. The children and 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 to improve their reading, writing and grammatical
- for Primary and Secondary School students 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 accredited by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and is authorized to administer examinations leading to one that is required for admission to German universities. It is also a community-based school like the ones that have existed in this country for a long time and for several languages and heritages.
The school 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
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 Swiss artist and mother of two former students, designed the school logo and beautiful T-shirts that are available in children's and adult sizes at the school library checkout desk.