German Language School

German Language School (6-18 yrs and adult)

Keen to build on your child’s GAP language experience? Want to learn German but too old to be able to attend GAP? Want to learn German in Canberra?

The ACT German Language School has been operating in Canberra since 1958. It is an independent, non-profit organisation aimed at promoting German language and culture through the provision of German language classes for children and adults. The school is operated by an annually elected management team consisting of parents, teachers and other members of the Association. It has separate divisions for children and adults, each offering instruction at different levels.

The School’s qualified teachers are native German-speakers using modern teaching materials published in Germany and Australia. For its children’s classes, the School receives limited financial support from the ACT Government as well as material and in-kind assistance from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Some material assistance is also received from time to time from the Embassies of Austria and Switzerland.

The School offers classes for children and for adults, evenings and Saturdays. They are also running a special children’s class at the Turner Scout Hall on Mondays after school. Children with good German fluency are welcome to say on afterwards for Pfadfinder.

Saturday morning classes are from 9am to 11:30am at Deakin High School. Current cost is $280 per semester (18 lessons, so about $15.50 per lesson).

Monday after school classes are from 4pm to 5:30pm at Turner Scout Hall. Children with good fluency are welcome to stay on at the scout hall afterwards, for Pfadfinder at 6pm.