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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 2020

DANK offers German classes for all levels, elementary, high school and adults including preschool. Some classes are multi-generational which makes the learning environment dynamic. The picture shows the recipients of the DSD1 Exam.

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NEW! School year 2020-21 Our classes are held on Monday evening and Saturday morning. In addition, we are offering ONLINE CLASSES on Wednesday evening.
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DSD1 GOLD examiner certificate

AATG exam

News Corner 2020

Highlights of the school year 2019-20 were numerous:

In October, we celebrated the recipients of the DSD1 Sprachdiplom. Congratulations to this achievement, a big milestone in language learning.

In November, our annual “Laternelaufen” took place to celebrate St. Martin’s Tag. Many families came out for the walk with handmade lanterns.

In December, the Christmas Program was a wonderful display of hard-working students who presented songs, poems, skits. What a beautiful celebration.

In January, students held their own as they sat for the AATG exams. Congratulations to the progress the students are making.

In February, Fasching is a tradition where we have fun learning about German Karneval with lots of laughter. Germans can celebrate indeed.

And in March, covid-19 hit. Like everybody else, DANK scrambled, reorganized, and continued classes online. This is an achievement to celebrate, for sure.

In April, students and teachers got used to the new way of learning German.

In May, we celebrated the year-end achievements in the virtual classroom.

THANK YOU ALL for an interesting school year

We look forward to making new memories in the new school year 2020-21, Monday evening or Saturday morning, and online classes on Wednesday evening.


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