Our German language classes for teenagers are designed for students ages 12-14 to learn the German language and explore German culture.  Classes provide engaging, fun and interactive learning opportunities that not only encourage intellectual development but also promote a better understanding of the student’s native language.  Classes are specifically designed to target the language needs and interests teenagers have.  Our teachers are highly professional, possess strong organizational and classroom management skills, and have vast experience with teaching young students.  To ensure success in the classroom, our teachers individualize the curriculum to meet the different needs of all students.  Currently, we are offering elementary German classes at Levels I and III. Students who have had no or very limited exposure to German language are invited to register for these classes.  Our placement tests will guide you to the right level.

Please, contact Language Program Director Dr. Miglena Nikolova with questions regarding our curriculum.


Registration for Fall 2017 opens Friday, July 28th.  Registration deadline is September, 7, 2017.

Classes are subject to sufficient enrollment.  DANK Haus reserves the right to cancel a class if student numbers are insufficient.  To allow for us to base this decision on correct numbers and in fairness to all prospective and wait-listed students: Please contact us immediately should your availability or interest to take this class change after you submitted an application!  Registration is confirmed by email on September 8, 2017. At that point you will be asked to make your tuition and material fee payment.

Please contact Language Program Coordinator Anett Rollin with any questions regarding the registration or payment process.

Placement Test

Joining us with little previous knowledge of German and not sure if Level I or Level III is right for your child?  Our Placement Tests are designed to be a first evaluation of language skill level and a point to start at.  Beginning with Test 1, please have your child advance through the test levels as she/he reaches more than 80% with as little direction from you as possible.  Please reference your child's test results when registering for the school year.

Level III Test (qualifies for Teen IV)

2017/2018 Class Schedule

Fall 2017
 September 15, 2017
 First Day of Class
 November 24, 2017
 No Class - Thanksgiving
 December 12, 2017
 Last Day of Class

Classes meet Fridays from 5:30 - 7:45 pm

For our Fall 2017 Semester we are offering the following class levels:

Teen German Level I
Teen German Level IV

Fall 2017 Classes

    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • Friday, December 15, 2017
    • 13 sessions
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Teen Level 4 welcomes students ages 11-15 that successfully passed Level 3 or scored 80% or more in our Level 3 Placement Test.

    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Friday, December 15, 2017
    • 7:45 PM
    • Dank Haus German American Cultural Center
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Teen Level 1 welcomes students ages 11-15 that are interested in learning German.

Class Tuition and Material Costs

Tuition for one semester is $295 for members and $315 for non-members. Tuition payment is expected in full by the first day of class.  Invoices will be sent out after classes are confirmed on September 8th, 2017

Materials costs per class are $50. 

Contact Language Program Coordinator Anett Rollin with any questions regarding payment or materials.

Contact Us

Office hours are sporadic.  If you would like to speak in person, please leave a message at 773.561.9181 ext.2.  We will return your call as soon as we are able to.  In the meantime, we will be happy to communicate with you via email.

Questions about our curriculum?  Please contact Language Program Director Dr. Miglena Nikolova.

For general inquiries about programming, registration and payment or if would you like to receive our Kinderschule newsletter - please contact Language Program Coordinator Anett Rollin to answer your questions.

Thank you for refraining from contacting us regarding private tutoring!  Unfortunately, we are not able to offer or refer you to private tutoring.

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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