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German School of Tallahassee

 

The German School depends on your help to continue to offer our services to the community.

 

 

After you click the button, you can set the desired amount of your donation.

 

Payment can be made with a credit or debit card, or with PayPal.

 

Danke für deine Hielfe!

 

 

Spring Semester has ended. Vielen Dank to the students, teacher, staff and interns that made it a success!

 

Information on our Summer Class and Fall Classes is on the calendar page.

Classes Offered

 

Classes for adults, and young people are available at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. We also offer a preparation class for the DSD language exam. We try to tailor the class curriculums to the needs of the students, and welcome beginners with no or little knowledge of the language or those who have taken classes in German. We also welcome adults and young people who have lived in German speaking countries and who want to improve their German, and the children of German speaking parents who are living in the US.

 

Our instructors are all experienced teachers with college degrees in German or language education. Many are native speakers of German, or Americans who have worked or studied in Germany or other German speaking countries.

 

The classes can also be of benefit for those who are studying German at a community college or university. Our students aren't graded, and there are no tests to pass (unless you elect to take the DSD Language Exam) so there is no pressure, and you can speak and hear German spoken in a relaxed and fun environment.

 

All classes are on Saturdays starting at 10 a.m. with two hours of instruction. There is a 15 minute break after the first hour with light snacks provided. Classes end about 12:15 p.m. Please arrive a few minutes before 10 so that classes can start on time.

 

Students who attend at least 10 of the 12 classes of each semester will receive a Certificate of Attendance and Participation on the last day of classes.

 

Check the schedule page for the days we will meet this semester.

 

Individual tutoring is available for those who can't attend the Saturday classes, or want to improve their German language skills.

 

DSD Language Exam

 

The Deutsches Sprachdiplom (DSD) is an official German language certificate certifying levels of knowledge of the German language. We are authorized to administer examinations at levels A2 to C1. The exam tests people in reading and comprehension, listening and comprehension, writing in German, and the ability to converse and give presentations in German. You can talk to Ray Hattaway, who teaches the DSD prep course, for more information on the exam, and how and when to sign up for it.

 

Tuition

 

Adults: $360 for a 12 week class.

College Students/Minors: $300 for a 12 week class.

Classes payments for the 12 week semester are due at before the first class.

  

We are working on payment over the web, and will have it available well before the first class in the fall on Sept. 7th, 2019. You can also pay by check by mail, or by check or credit card on the first day. Payment must be recieved before you or your child attends a class. If 3 people don't sign up for a class it will be canceled, and cost will be refunded to those who have paid for it.


Note that this is a different payment system than what we had before. It was necessary to take this step because of budget concerns. Cost is comparable with other private language schools in the area.

 

Some classes may require texts or workbooks. Costs for the texts or workbooks run from $20 to $40. Info on books required, and how to order them will be given out by the instructors.

If you want to sign you, or your child, up for a fall class, send an e-mail to our director, Konrad Plendl at bodhimeister@gmail.com Include the level of class you or child want to take, your and/or your child's name, and a contact phone number.

 

About the School

 

The German School was founded in 2004. It is a non-profit organization registered with the State of Florida.

 

The German School is accredited by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and is authorized to administer the Deutsche Sprachdiplom (DSD) language exam at levels A2 to C1.


A Thank You to Friends and Supporters

 

Vielen Dank to the students, parents, teachers, administration, friends and supporters of the German School for their time and generosity without which the school could not succeed.

 

Thank you to the Cornerstone Learning Community for letting us use their facilities.
(Note that although we rent classroom space at Cornerstone, we are not directly associated with the school.)

 

Contact Info

You can contact us through Facebook 

 

or send an e-mail to our director, Konrad Plendl, at bodhimeister@gmail.com if you want more information.

 

Acknowledgments

 

The organizers and participants of the German School of Tallahassee acknowledge the time and assistance offered by the following institutions:

The FSU Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics
The German Language Section of the FSU Faculty and Friends Club
The German School of Atlanta
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Miami
Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen Köln

 

Site last updated 4/22/19