GLS - German Language School Seattle

The German Language School for Children provides German Language classes for children K-12 and adults in Seattle.

The German Language School for Children was founded in 1965 and currently provides German Language classes for nearly a hundred children in classes ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

Adult Classes are available as well.

Excellent Teaching Classes are conducted by certified teachers with excellent German language backgrounds and native speaking fluency. The school’s program includes German reading and writing. Special emphasis is placed on conversation and oral proficiency. Lessons are designed based on the student’s level of proficiency.

The German higher education system

Learn more about the German higher education system, the different types of universities and the degrees they offer.


There will be 4 German Movies at the Seattle Childrens Film festival. One director is coming and one screen writer! All pretty amazing. Mark your calendar!
For the whole festival and the purchase tickets, click here.
And here the German movies:
Friday, Feb. 3 @ 7pm & Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 3pm
HEIDI — Seattle premiere
2015, 105 min, Alain Gsponer, Germany/Switzerland (live action)
In this dazzling new film version of the beloved children's book, the adventuresome five-year-old orphan who lives in the Swiss Alps finds her life turned upside down when she must take care of a sick child, Klara. This refreshing rendition of the classic portrays true friendship and devotion.
NOTES TO PARENTS: In German and Swiss-German with English subtitles.
Watch the trailer: (trailer in German, no subtitles)

Sunday, Jan. 29 @ 3pm
FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE — Seattle premiere – Screenwriter
Katrin Milhahn in attendance!
Presented with Portland German Film Festival/ Zeitgeist Northwest!
2016, 97 min, Norbert Lechner, Germany (live action)
Vietnamese sisters Lihn (age 11) and Tien (age 9) must keep a dangerous secret — their mother has had to return to Vietnam, and the girls are on their own in Germany. Their family life would fall apart if the truth were known. But can their feisty 11-year-old friend Pauline understand their plight and earn their trust? This film explores the true meaning of family and friendship, while realistically depicting the compromises and uncertainty that immigrant children face on a daily basis.
NOTES TO PARENTS: In German and Vietnamese with English subtitles. The film raises issues about of the ethics of children keeping secrets to protect one another, and there are scenes of conflict and a few coarse words.
Watch the trailer:

Saturday, Jan. 28 @ 3pm
NELLY’S ADVENTURE — US premiere — director in attendance!
Presented with Portland German Film Festival/ Zeitgeist Northwest
2016, 97 min, Dominick Wessely, Germany (live action)

Thirteen-year-old Nelly’s holiday in Romania takes a very dramatic turn when she accidentally discovers her family’s secret plan to relocate there. Running away to avoid the reality of her fate, she walks straight into the hands of kidnappers! Their leader is an unscrupulous German engineer, plotting to destroy her father’s energy project by forcing the family to leave the country. Nelly, in turn, befriends two young Roma siblings, Tibi and Roxana, who aid her in her adventurous escape. Together, they cross mountains and rivers, flee from a dungeon, board a moving train, “borrow” a car and become the heroes of the day!
NOTES TO PARENTS: In German and Romanian with English subtitles. The young characters in the film face danger. There is some drinking by adults, and a few mild swear words.
Watch the trailer:

Saturday, Feb. 11 @ 1pm
AT EYE LEVEL — US premiere
Portland German Film Festival/ Zeitgeist Northwest
2016, 98 min, Evi Goldbrunner and Joachim Dollhopf, Germany (live action)
11-year-old Michi lives in a children's home, every day fighting to win the respect of the other kids and dreaming of the day he will find his dad. But then he meets Tom – who happens to be a dwarf — and his fantasies turn into complex reality. When the kids find out, Michi's life becomes hell and he flees. With nowhere to go, he moves in with Tom, who is new to this fatherhood thing, while Michi tries to hide his embarrassment from his fellow school kids. This forces Tom to confront his difference head-on. As time passes, Tom and Michi discover they have more in common than other sons and fathers.
NOTES TO PARENTS: In German with English subtitles. The film contains a few harsh swear words and scenes of intense bullying.
Watch the trailer:
The Small Grain of Rice
(Dirk Böhling, Germany, animated, 2016, 6 min) German with English subtitles.
The true story of the meeting that inspired the first SOS-Children's Village outside of Europe.

Tickets to all features available at HOME

The biggest secret to learning a new language, according to a CEO who speaks 7

Language learning, at least once you're past the beginner level, is not about memorizing sequences of random sounds until you can utter them automatically.
Language learning is not about sweating over grammar rules and trying to get them right every time you speak.
Language learning is all about discovering the beauty of another culture. It's like traveling to a far-away, exotic country. It's about being energized by the seductive charm of a new culture.
As you walk through new lands, you soak up the atmosphere of a different people. You immerse yourself in their history, music and food. At every corner you come across something that makes you stop, smile and wonder.
Mastering a language is exactly the same. No matter what language you're learning, let the pulse of a new culture run through your veins. You can't disconnect a language from the cultures it's part of.

Michael Moore 'Where to Invade Next' Finland em português1

Learning about education from those who do it best!
In English with Portuguese subtitles!

THANK YOU... our students for performing so wonderfully. Mona for accompanying us on the piano. our teachers for preparing all students so well. our board for setting up and decorating the auditorium. Galia for the Gingerbread house. Chuck for leading through the official part. all families who donated items to our Silent Auction. all the families who helped with the clean-up. Ahn for always being helpful and friendly. everybody who participated in our Silent Auction. everybody who bought raffle tickets. all our guests for celebrating with us. Nikolaus for stopping by and bringing little gifts for us!


Our raffle ticket price is ready for the Nikolausfeier tomorrow :)

Die Sendung mit der Maus

To get into the German Christmas Spirit and practice the song for Saturday!

„Schmeißt den Ofen an – und ran!“ Otto Waalkes und seine kleinen Bäckerfreunde treiben jede Menge Schabernack in der Weihnachtsbäckerei. Hier seine Interpretation des Klassikers aus der letzten Sendung zum Mitsingen.

Erinnerung erster Advent

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