DANK Haus Chicago Kinderschule was founded in 1964 and has since been the leading German Language School in the Chicagoland area. Throughout the years, the school has treasured and promoted German language and culture and served as a mainstay for building a strong German community. Kinderschule collaborates closely with the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen (ZfA) - the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad and is a member of PASCH (Worldwide Network of German Schools).
DANK Haus Kinderschule welcomes native-born German children spending time in the USA, children of German-speaking parents who live permanently in the USA, and non-native children who are motivated to learn German. Our curriculum is carefully developed to meet the needs of different types of learners and is aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards for foreign language learning and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Our committed faculty members deliver immersion language classes that foster intellectual growth and reasoning skills through fun activities and age appropriate projects.
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We welcome families to visit us and sit-in during a class. This lets you see first hand how the class is taught, and allows you to determine whether the Kinderschule will meet your needs.
Office hours are sporadic. If you would like to speak in person, please leave a message at 773.561.9181 ext.2. We will be sure to return your call as soon as possible. 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 you would like to be added to our contact list and receive our Kinderschule newsletter, please contact Language Program Coordinator Theresa Teresof.
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