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Are you or is your child interested in learning German? Ausgezeichnet! (Excellent!)

German Language Schools Chicago Northern Suburbs and our team of dedicated teachers will make you feel at home. We offer affordable language instruction and an outstanding educational experience around German culture and language for children and adults of all ages to learn. Classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students run from September through May in two Illinois Northwest suburbs locations (Palatine and Arlington Heights). Our students
American Association of Teachers of Our curriculum prepares our students for National High School Examinations made available by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Every year our students excel in the AATG Levels 2, 3 and 4 tests.
New August 2019

DANK offers classes from 3-years-old to adult and many levels in between. Some classes are multi-generational which makes the learning environment dynamic.

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NEW! DANK is offering a German Language Adult Beginners Class and a German Language Adult Intermediate Class in Palatine for our 2019-20 School Year.
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DSD1 GOLD examiner certificate

AATG exam
Our testing program included successful participation in the annual AATG exams that resulted in 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals. We had 10 candidates for the DSD1 exam (German Proficiency Exams), 18 for the A2 exam, and 15 for the A1 exam. BRAVO! Prima!


News Corner 2019

The directors were awarded two laptops from the DANK educational funds for their administrative responsibilities. THANK YOU!

Fasching was a special event with a reenactment of the crowing of the Prinzenpaar as we celebrated German Karneval. Every year, a prince and princess with their entourage is chosen to make Karneval a success. We invited the Bulgarian school to celebrate with us. Their school is located in the same building, and the two schools enjoyed the time together.


Laternelaufen – Lantern Parade at Volkening Lake on Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 6p

"Ich gehe mit meiner Laterne und meine Laterne mit mir" (translated: “I am walking with my lantern and my lantern walks with me”) is a song many Germans grew up with and still remember. It is sung by small children during fall when walking along the streets together with their parents after dusk proudly holding their colorful, often homemade lanterns. It belongs to the German tradition of “Laternelaufen” (“Walking with Lanterns”) which is celebrated during the time around St. Martin's Day, November 11th.

In order to celebrate this cultural heritage DANK German Language Schools Chicago Northern Suburbs will host a lantern walk in Schaumburg IL.  Everyone is invited, young and old as we walk around Volkening Lake after darkness, singing songs and keeping this family-friendly tradition alive.

Once back at the starting point everyone is iinvited to hot chocolate.

Zen­tral­stel­le für das Aus­lands­schul­we­sen (ZfA)