Our German Language Program of Portland: 

  • Welcomes all levels of German speakers, from novice to native, aged 5 to adult!

  • Has a fabulous staff of highly experienced native and near-native German speakers, who teach in a full-immersion environment!

  • Provides excellent classroom space for interactive and engaging learning.

  • Matches age-appropriate, skill-appropriate learner groups.

  • Meets 30 times a year, September through May, most Saturdays (see calendar for specific dates).

  • Celebrates traditional German holidays such as Martinstag (St. Martin's Day), Nikolaustag (Saint Nicholas Day), Weihnachten (Christmas), Fasching (Carnival), & Maifest (Celebration of Spring).

  • Offers 75 hours of direct instruction leading to the Deutsches Sprachdiplom*

  • Documents student success using the National German Test of the AATG.

  • Has been sponsored by the German American Society since 1964!

  • And encouraged to take part in the annual Oktoberfest coordinated by the German American Society.

Registration for 2019 -2020 is now open.

Please note that students must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2019 in order to enroll in our language classes.

Our goal is to have students increase their German language proficiency, no matter where they start!

Please contact glpop@germanamerican.org for more information.

Every year the German American Society is proud to honor High School Seniors in the Greater Portland Area with academic scholarships in the amount of $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. The awards are based on the students AATG National German Language exam results. Each year in May, recipients will be presented their scholarships at a ceremony to be held in May at the German American Society of Portland at 5626 N.E. Alameda.

*More info about the Deutsches Sprachdiplom locally at: www.auslandsschulwesen.de.