Our Spring Schedule is almost here and it's easier than ever to register
If you are a GTHS member, please call the office (512-467-4569) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your 20% discount coupon code.
NOTE about our new sign up system: During sign up, you as our customer will share information with a third party. In this case, it goes through stripe, our online payment provider. We don’t see any of the credit card information on our end. It’s all encrypted. Some payment info is stored because some providers offer payment plans where a card needs to be charged each month on a recurring basis. In that case the cc info needs to be on file.
To sign up, you as the customer need to put in your email and name so that GTHS has that information. That then gives you access to your own account on the back end where you can check what classes you are signed up for or you can update information such as caregiver name, phone number or anything else that could be important for you to share with GTHS. Sawyer does not do anything with that information and they also don’t email any of our customers.
As a Goethe certified testing center we are now offering Goethe curriculum classes for children and adults. Exam Dates for Goethe Institut Tests are: 03/10/2018, 05/19/2018, 09/22/2018 right here at our downtown location on 507 E.10th Street.
The German Saturday School of Austin
Our Vorschule classes will continue as before, instructing our little, potty trained children ages 3-5 years old. Two sessions will be offered with the first one starting at 9:00 am and the second one starting at 11:45am. If you have a Vorschule child and an older sibling attending the Kinder class, our Vorschule teachers will work out a deal with you if you’d like to drop both children off at the same time.
Our Kinder classes engage our less wiggly learners, 6-13 year olds.
The German Free School offers fun and engaging German language instruction for kids and teens. The advanced class will use: Logisch! Neu – A1 and follow the European Framework for German Language according to the Goethe Institut. Children will be asked to fill out a questionnaire before the first class to determine which level to be placed in: Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced. We will have three Kinder classes: Kinder Beginners, Kinder Intermediate and Kinder Advanced 1a.
Two 12-week sessions are offered each year, beginning in January (spring session) and September (fall session), along with shorter summer sessions. Classes run Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Following the completion of two (2) Advanced classes 1a & 1b and finishing the course book while studying four chapters of test preparation would lead to the ability to test for A Fit 1 Goethe Institut proficiency exam for young adults, if the students desire.
Prerequisite: filling out questionnaire before first class day.
Course Materials are not included in the tuition fee. Please order your (2) books online.
Logisch! neu A1 Arbeitsbuch with audio download
Logisch! neu A1 Kursbuch with audio download
Your child is a beginner if:
-This is his/her first contact with the German language.
-He/she cannot read a few German words.
-He/she cannot count in German.
-He/she cannot greet other people in German.
Your child is at the intermediate level if:
-He/she can do all of the above.
-He/she can read random numbers, can tell the time of day or at least know the different time descriptions: Morgen, Mittag, Abend, etc.
-He/she can introduce themselves, and/or the family, e.g. can read some phrases.
-He/she cannot read/understand a short German text.
Your child is at the advanced level if:
-He/she can do all of the above.
-He/she can already read and comprehend a short text as well as answer short questions about the text.
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.
Registration Fee & Tuition Refund Policy
Refunds for students who withdraw after tuition has been paid, but prior to the registration deadline of a 12-week semester and or the first day of classes, will be 90% of tuition. After the beginning of classes we will refund 70% for withdrawal during the first week of the semester/class; 50% for withdrawal during the second week of the semester/class. No refund will be made after the third week of the semester.
Late Registration Fee
A $5.oo Registration Fee will be added to the cost of a class after the registration deadline has passed.
Class Cancellation and Combination
The GTHS German Language School Program reserves the right to cancel or combine classes based on enrollment.
Families or individuals whose referral results in enrollment of a new student will receive a $20.00 credit towards next semester’s tuition if the new student completes a full semester. Such referrals must be indicated on the new student’s registration form.