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Willkommen zur Website der Deutschen Schule!

The School will start its Spring Semester on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

(This is a later date than previously listed.)

The full calendar with regular and extracurricular events, and the list of courses that we will offer, will be added to this site soon.

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About The School

The German School of Tallahassee is a community-based  non-profit Saturday Morning School in its 14th year of operation that

  • introduces children to another language and culture,
  • gives Middle- 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 or lets them start at a basic level,

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

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 skills,
  • 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.

Individual instruction is available for participants whose language skills may be above or below those needed for participation in any of the above classes as well as instruction per Skype for participants who live far away or are home-bound.

Classes are taught in a relaxed environment by instructors who are either natives of a German-speaking country or have spent extensive periods of time there. In addition to acquiring new language skills, the students also become familiar with the culture and customs of the countries where German is spoken.

Directory of Instructors and Board Members

The German School of Tallahassee is accredited by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and is authorized to administer examinations leading to the Deutsche Sprachdiplom (German Language Diploma) at levels A2 to C1.


The school is a Non-Profit Organization registered with the State of Florida. All its income goes to pay for school expenses. To cover those expenses, a tuition of $12 per class hour is charged, $9 for 2nd members of the same family and for college or graduate school students; additional family members pay no tuition. Some scholarships and internships are available on request.

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 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.



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 (c)
(850) 671-7224 (h)


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

The FSU Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics
The Lutheran Student Center at FSU
The German Language Section of the FSU Faculty and Friends Club
The German School of Atlanta
Goethe Institutes Munich and Atlanta
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Miami
Zentralstelle für das Auslansschulwesen Köln

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