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Summer Classes 2024 

Summer “in-person” classes for children and adults at

All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas

June 22nd, and 29th

July 13th, 20th, and 27th

August 3rd.


9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Summer Classes 2024 

via Zoom


All classes are held in person at All Saints Catholic Church

Saturdays 9:30AM - 12PM

in small groups (less than 10 students per class)

  • Vorschule / Pre K

  • Kindergarten

  • Beginner Kinder

  • Kinder/ Youth Intermediate (A1, A2)

  • Youth Advanced (DSD I, DSD II)



  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Enjoy German classes in small group settings with native speakers. Adult classes offered in person at All Saints Catholic Church Saturday mornings and afternoons OR via Zoom, times vary (see registration form)

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Levels of proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Languages (CEFR)



Can understand and form basic sentences, express needs of a concrete type, ask and answer questions about personal details.


Can communicate in simple and routine situations and exchange information on familiar matters.


Corresponds to Level B1 of the CEFR. Provides proof of German language proficiency required for admission to preparatory courses at “Studienkollegien” in Germany. Provides advantages when applying to study in Germany.


Corresponds to Level B2 and C1 of CEFR. Provides proof of German language proficiency required for admission to institutions of higher education in Germany


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Register for Classes

Please, fill out the form, print/save it and send it to


The German School of Dallas,

P.O. Box 793388, Dallas, Texas 75379


About Us

The German School of Dallas offers German language classes every Saturday for children ages three and up, teenagers, and adults.  Our native German teachers develop our students’ ability to read, write, understand and converse in German and, in addition, offer a broad understanding of the history and culture of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Classes meet Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church, conveniently located in North Dallas off of Arapaho at 5231 Meadowcreek Drive, Dallas, TX 75248.

We also offer classes over Zoom.


The German School of Dallas is supported by the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen, ZfA) (

In cooperation with the ZfA, we prepare our children and teenagers to take Level Exams A1 and A2 and the German Language Diploma One and Two (Deutsches Sprachdiplom, DSD I and DSD II). In addition, as members of the American Association of Teachers of German, we also administer the AATG exams level 1 to 4. More information about language levels and exams offered at our school is available


For adults, we offer beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.  Each teacher will accommodate the needs of the students on an individual basis and prepare the curriculum accordingly.


 Thank you for your interest in The German School of Dallas. For any additional inquiries, please contact us at 

or call

Elke Vassen, Principal  (972) 400-1135

You are welcome to visit our school during school hours, advanced notification would be appreciated.  Whether you are brand new to the German language or have had some previous experience, 


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It is our great pleasure to proudly announce a big success for our school in the school year 2021/22. All our four DSD II candidates (German Language Diploma level 2) received their diploma with outstanding results in all four skills. Furthermore, all of our six DSD I candidates (German Language Diploma level 1) obtained their diplomas with excellent results at all four levels.


The DSD (Deutsches Sprachdiplom) is a prestigious exam, thoroughly testing reading and listening comprehension skills, writing as well as speaking. The exams are graded by native speakers in Germany. As an official language certificate from the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, the DSD II is accepted in Germany as proof of language proficiency for university enrollment. The DSD I facilitates acceptance at the German Studienkolleg (a preparatory course for university studies in Germany).


Twelve of our intermediate students participated in the annual AATG National German Exam (American Association of Teachers of German) at levels 2 - 4. The tests consists of reading and listening comprehension. All our students received awards: 6 Goldurkunden, 3 Silberurkunden and 3 Bronzeurkunden. Four of our students qualified for a travel award (a fully payed 3 week stay in Germany). The selection

process for this award is very competitive with interviews and additional tests in each of the four skill areas (reading, listening, writing and speaking). In 2022, over 11,900 students participated in the National German Exam. Mahesh Venkat is one of 48 outstanding German students selected from across the US to receive the award, along with 8 additional.


We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments. Congratulations to students, parents and teachers!!!!

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In Memory of Gisela DeMarco
1927 - 2023


In respectful memory of our founder, Gisela DeMarco. She died on November 10, 2023, in peace.

* Children were taught German at a nonprofit Saturday School that Gisela founded and oversaw in 1988. Her curriculum gained so much traction that adult learners were also packing the classrooms.

The German School of Dallas was the school's new name in 2013.

Gisela DeMarco received recognition in 2019 for her thirty years of assiduously advancing and instructing German language and culture in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

One of the greatest honors granted by Germany to a non-citizen in recognition of professional accomplishments and success in promoting German-American ties, the German Friendship Award,

was given to her in recognition of her efforts.

For many years, Gisela presided over the school board as president and director. She had a strong commitment to adult education and was a respected leader, cherished colleague, and experienced mentor.

We are forever grateful for her time and dedication to our school. Gisela’s legacy will live on.

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In Memory of Petra Terpak
1963 – 2023

Petra Terpak passed away while battling cancer on August 2, 2023.

Petra was not only an excellent teacher, but a true friend to many in our school community.

For many years she served as principal and school board president.

Petra’s skillful leadership and tireless dedication to The German School was unique. She inspired others with her compassion and dedication to her role. She was enthusiastic about organizing events such as St. Martin's, St. Nikolaus, and Christmas.

She has impacted the lives of countless students over the years. Her classes were always in high demand. Her friendly demeanor and gentle personality made every child feels welcome and comfortable in the classroom.

Petra will be sadly missed by the entire school community.

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In Memory of Sabine Dunn
1965 – 2023

On May 2, 2023, we lost our treasured colleague Sabine Dunn unexpectedly.

She was an esteemed colleague and friend to many of us at the German School. Her open-mindedness, her friendly and helpful demeanor, and her willingness to go the extra mile for all students and the school community at large were well known and appreciated by all of us.

She was an enthusiastic and creative teacher for both children and adults and taught multiple different levels highly effectively. She loved organizing craft workshops for all occasions, especially for St. Martin’s and Christmas. Among her many skills, she was a certified translator and spoke five languages fluently.

She will be dearly missed by the whole school community!

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If you would like to donate to the school, please make a check out to

“The German School of Dallas”.

Add a memo if you donate in honor of a special person or a certain cause.


Send check to:

Mailing Address:

The German School of Dallas

P.O. Box 793388

Dallas, Texas 75379


You can donate via Zelle as well. Please use our email address:

for this purpose and add a memo if you donate for a special reason


School Address:

5231 Meadowcreek Dr, Dallas, TX 75248


Mailing Address:

The German School of Dallas

P.O. Box 793388

Dallas, Texas  75379

Elke Vassen, Principal (972)-400-1135

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