FALL SEMESTER 2022-2023
THE GERMAN SCHOOL OF DALLAS
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.
The German School of Dallas is supported by the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen, ZfA) (https://www.auslandsschulwesen.de/Webs/ZfA/DE/Deutsch-lernen/DSD/Fachberatung_Deutsch-als-Fremdsprache/Nordamerika/Houston/houston_node.html).
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.
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
Info@germanschooldallas.com 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,
WE WELCOME ALL OF YOU TO COME LEARN GERMAN WITH US!
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!!!!
Vorschule / Pre K
Children / Youth Beginner Level 1,2, 3
Children / Youth Intermediate (A1, A2)
Youth Advanced (DSD I, DSD II)
Levels of proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Languages (CEFR)
A1: Can understand and form basic sentences, express needs of a concrete type, ask and answer questions about personal details.
A2: Can communicate in simple and routine situations and exchange information on familiar matters.
DSD I: 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.
DSD II: Corresponds to Level B2 and C1 of CEFR. Provides proof of German language proficiency required for admission to institutions of higher education in Germany
Call Elke Vassen for more information.
The German School of Dallas offers online and hybrid classes where we use Zoom as our virtual classroom.
5231 Meadowcreek Dr, Dallas, TX 75248
The German School of Dallas
P.O. Box 793388
Dallas, Texas 75379
Elke Vassen, Principal (972)-400-1135