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Our German language classes for teenagers are designed for students ages 10-15 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 Intensive Teen German I Summer Class is open.  Registration deadline will be May 28, 2018.

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!  Classes will be confirmed by email on May 29, 2018; material fees will be charged after classes can be confirmed.

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

Placement Tests

Is your child joining us with little previous knowledge of German and not sure if Level I, II or V is right?  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. We are currently updating our Placements Tests. They will be available shortly.

Level 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Level 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Level 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Level 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Level 5

2017/2018 Class Schedule

Spring 2018
 January 19, 2018
 First Day of Class
 March 23+30, 2018
 No Class - Spring Break
 May 18, 2018
 Last Day of Class

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

Summer 2018

 June 5, 2018 First Day of Class
 July 26, 2018
 Last Day of Class

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:45 PM.

For our Summer 2018 Semester we are offering the following class levels:

Intensive Teen German I                                                                               

Fall 2017 Classes

No events available

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. 

Materials costs per class are $50 and will be charged after classes are confirmed. 

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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