Hans Plendl German School

We are on track to start the Fall Semester on September 8th, 2018 at the Cornerstone Learning Community,2524 Hartsfield Road in Tallahassee at 10 a.m. We hope to see you there!

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.


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


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.




The first day of classes of the Fall Semester will be free to give people a chance to check out the school and to give returning students a chance to get oriented. Students can pick the class at which they want to study. Students can switch classes after the break if they don't feel comfortable with the class in which they started.


Tuition is $25 for each 2 hr. class for children and adults, and $20 for each 2 hr. class for college students. You can pay for each individual class when you arrive, or pay by semester. If you pay for the whole semester you will get a 10% discount. No refunds for missed classes if paying by semester.


About the School


The school is a non-profit organization registered with the State of Florida, founded in 2004.


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 also contact us through Facebook 


or send an e-mail to davidwallacekent@gmail.com if you want more information.




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 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
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