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Here at the GLSN it is our goal to teach students of all age groups the ability to effectively communicate in German, both verbally and in writing, while providing a fun-loving environment in which the students experience, enjoy, and appreciate the German language and culture.

For our younger students, we offer early childhood, preschool, and lower elementary school programs with opportunities to either learn or expand their knowledge of the German language and culture. 

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Our unique two-track program starting at age 8, supports both, foreign language learners as well as heritage students with native knowledge of German (see diagram).

Our curriculum is endorsed by the Central Agency for Schools Aboard (ZFA) and based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We are also a licensed “Pasch-Schule”.

Not sure which class to attend? "  Please contact Anne Becker directly with any questions in regards to which class will be right for your child.

Early childhood
1-4 years

Children get introduced to the German language and culture through fun, games, and music! 

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Lower elementary
5-7 years

Age-appropriate full immersion introduction to the German language.

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Foreign language
8 and up

The foreign language track allows students with little or no prior knowledge to learn all fundamentals of the language. 

(Instruction in English)  

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Heritage speakers
8 and up

German heritage track is for students with German native language background and existing skills.

(Instruction in German) 

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Additional resources to learn German

During our classes, we use a multitude of resources to help our students understand and experience German. Additional resources to support your learning outside of our classes can be found for free. Below you will find a selection of Internet sources, Youtube or TV channels, and other useful links you can leverage to further your learning and enjoyment of the German language. 


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