10% Discount for Members!

We are happy to be offering Homeschool classes here at GTHS and ONLINE

In order to meet the demand and increase our reach, we’ve decided to ad homeschool classes taught both ways: here at our downtown Austin location at the German Free School building and ONLINE.

To sign up for the ONLINE Homeschool class please click here
For the West Austin in person Homeschool class please click here
For the downtown Austin in person Homeschool class please click here

Technology requirements for ONLINE classes:

  • A tablet, desktop, or laptop computer with stable and fast internet connection

  • An email account that you check regularly and can be shared with other classmates

For more about participating in online classes, see

As a Goethe certified testing center we are now offering Goethe curriculum classes for children and adults. Our last Exam Date for Goethe Institut Tests this year is: 10/02/2019 at our downtown Austin location on 507 E.10th Street.
Not sure what level you’re at? Placement tests are available here:
Just click on “Online” then click on “weiter zum Test 1: Menschen A1” then “Test starten” in the lower right hand corner. Once you’re done, click on “Details anzeigen” and count up your correct answers — if you scored 1-25, you belong in German A1.1. If you scored 26-50 points, you belong in German A1.2.

SIGN UP ONLINE or call the office at 512-467-4569.

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.

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.