German-Texan Heritage Society
Promoting Awareness and Preservation of the German Cultural Heritage of Texas

Austin – Children

Spring 2017 German Classes Children & Teens-Austin

The German Saturday School of Austin offers fun and engaging language instruction for kids and teens. These classes, called Samstagsschule, are designed for children ages 3 – 13 and meet Saturday mornings in downtown Austin. Two 12-week sessions are offered each year, beginning in January (spring session) and September (fall session), along with shorter summer sessions (summer classes are limited to ages 3-13). Both spring and fall semester classes run Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Classes Offered:

Classes are divided by age group. Depending on enrollment, some classes may be split into two groups: beginners and intermediate/advanced. The following fall classes are being offered this semester:

  • Vorschule (ages 3-5)
  • Grundschule  (ages 6-8)
  • Mittelschule  (ages 9-13)

Our teaching staff consists of native German speakers experienced in tutoring children and German teachers from local public schools. Lessons focus on comprehension and speaking for all age groups. Instructors use art, music, and games as well as traditional learning methods. Older students will gain skills reading and writing in German.

Grundschule and Mittelschule students (ages 6-13) will use German textbooks and in-class materials from the following publishers:  Klett Verlag, Langenscheidt Verlag and Hueber Verlag. Our program will also prepare older students for “das Deutsche Sprachdiplom” which is a German Language Diploma offered by the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen (Center for German Programs Abroad).

These classes are organized by the German-Texan Heritage Society (GTHS), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the German heritage in Texas. Classes are held at GTHS headquarters (the historic German Free School) at 507 East 10th St.

Schedule – Spring 2017
Tuition for a 12-week spring session (1 lesson per week) is $160 per student for GTHS members and $175 for non-members. Discounts are available for siblings. Class size is limited, so please register early. Tuition includes all instructional materials as well as a small snack each week. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE WITH PayPal. Otherwise, send both the registration form and tuition to: GTHS, P.O. Box 684171, Austin, TX   78768-4171. Registration forms can be downloaded at   Spring 2017 Samstagsschule Registration Form. You may also register by phone at (512) 467-4569. The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Any registrations received after the registration deadline will be subject to a $10 late fee per student. For more information, please email

Schedule -Spring Semester 2017
Samstagsschule (ages 3 – 13)
Location: German Free School, 507 East 10th Street, Austin, TX.
January 28 – May 6, 2017 (no class 3/11, 3/18 & 4/15)
Saturdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Registration deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
(Late registrations will be subject to a $10 fee per student)

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