THE GERMAN ACADEMY is run by teachers with roots in the German speaking countries and many years of experience in language teaching in the UK. It is important to us to pass on authentic German language, and the culture and values of the German speaking countries.
We don`t just teach, but immerse students in a German speaking world. To support this, there are lots of German language projects and events running throughout the year. We support language learning and bilingualism from an early age, and promote cross-cultural understanding.
We are a non-profit organisation, funded and run solely by contributions, and the huge commitment and engagement of our teachers, parents and students.
The GERMAN ACADEMY was founded in August 2010 (first as Saturday School only) with the intent to offer high quality, active and fun German lessons to everyone. Students are immersed in a German-speaking learning environment where they will experience adventures, build new friendships, and have lots of fun.
Class sizes are kept small throughout the GERMAN ACADEMY for lots of individual attention. All our teachers hold a recent DBS check and most are native speakers.
THE GERMAN ACADEMY is working together closely with the VDSS (Association of German Saturday Schools UK).
Lessons are always activity based, and while we bake a pizza or dress up for the Karneval, we learn German on the way. Students are immersed in a German speaking world full of excitement and adventures.
When students are ready, we prepare them for GCSE and A-level exams. Our teachers are experienced in all exam boards.
Teenagers from 14 years can work as helpers at the GERMAN ACADEMY!
We use "Willkommen" for reading, listening, writing and speaking, but are always open to individual requests in our small groups.
The adult groups at the Saturday Schools are also regularly involved in cultural activities, and have access to book and DVD libraries. And all of this whilst the children learn in their own Saturday School groups.
We offer telc (The European Language Certificates) exams to our students, German language examinations for children from 10 years, teenagers and adults. The exams are ranging from A1 for beginners to C2 for language skills at the highest level. They correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and are accepted as a qualification by employers and further education institutions in many countries.