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German Language Education 

The DANK Haus welcomes toddlerskidsteens and adults with all German language levels to maintain, learn or improve their German language skills and make multicultural friends in a German speaking environment while experiencing German Gemütlichkeit.


Vision 

The mission of the DANK Haus language school is to preserve, maintain and promote German language, culture and heritage. Our language students graduate with pride and passion for German language and achieve a high level of German proficiency to advance in high school, college, careers and other life endeavors. We provide students with plentiful opportunities to explore the richness of German culture and heritage inside and outside of the classroom so they flourish within the multicultural context of the United States. 


Mission 

The DANK Haus language school will offer a high quality educational experience that results in a high level of proficiency in German. Our learner-centered curriculum paired with qualified and dedicated teachers will result in fun, yet stimulating and challenging lessons. Students will receive individualized instructions with a variety of educational tools to promote optimal German language learning. The language school will provide opportunities for students to interact with each other and form lifelong friendships while utilizing the invaluable resources of the DANK Haus to provide heritage and cultural understanding of Germany and German-Americans.

Please find a schedule of our classes below:


Why learn German?

  • Learning German at an early age fosters intellectual growth and reasoning skills, creates an awareness of other cultures and languages, and improves an understanding of one's native language.
  • German is the most widely spoken language of the EU - with 90 million people speaking German as their first language.
  • Germany is one of four primary trading partners of the United States, which has the largest concentration of German speakers outside of Europe.
  • Knowledge of the German language and culture is personally rewarding and improves travel and employment opportunities.
  • Preserving German culture and language enriches families and communities.
  • Check out this VIDEO at See Chicago TV to see what classes at the DANK Haus are all about.

Interested in teaching with us?



We are always accepting applications for part-time teacher positions on an hourly basis. Please contact us with questions about teaching German with us or send us your resume. Existing US work authorization as well as German language proficiency at the C1 level (native) are an absolute requirement. Teaching experience is preferred.

Other Classes

We also offer special programs throughout the year such as a German History Classes as well as Crafternoons like Advent Wreath Binding. Check the home page for upcoming programs.

For those more interested in tasting rather than talking, we also offer Kulturküche - a German cooking class series.

Location & Parking

The DANK Haus is conveniently located in Lincoln Square, half a block North of the Western Brown Line station. CTA bus route #49 (Western) stops in front of the building and #81 (Lawrence) runs close by as well. If traveling by car, guests are welcome to park in the 5/3 Bank parking lot at Western & Gunnison after hours (past 6:00 pm on weekdays and past 12:00 pm on weekends). Paid street parking is available along Western Avenue with two larger parking lots located just north of the Western Brown Line Stop.

DANK Haus
German American Cultural Center
 
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

Connect with us

Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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