Course Descriptions

For course days and times as well as teacher contact information, please follow this link... coming soon.

To register, click here German Language Courses

Saturday courses are held
for children and teens - 9:00 am to 11:30 am
for adults - 9:15 am to 11:15 am

Wednesday courses are held
for adults - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Classes for 3-year-olds
Panda1, classes for 3-year-olds (all language & proficiency levels)
Panda2, classes for 3-year-olds (all language & proficiency levels)

O (Orange) - Classes are for students with no or little prior German language knowledge
Oki1, Kindergarten/Pre-school (4-year-old beginners)
Oki2, Kindergarten/Pre-school (5-year-old beginners)
O1/O2, Beginner first and second grade
O3/O4, Beginner third and fourth grade
O5/O6, Beginner fifth and sixth grade
O7/O10, Beginner seventh to tenth grade

R (Red) - Classes are for students with German as a second language, students must have some knowledge of German
Rki1, Kindergarten and Pre-school (4-year olds)
Rki2, Kindergarten and Pre-school (5-year olds)
R1, First grade
R2, Second grade
R3, Third grade 
R4, Fourth grade
R5, Fifth grade
R6, Sixth grade
R7/8, Seventh and eighth grade
R9/10, Ninth and tenth grade

B (Blue) - Classes are for students with German as a native or near native language
Bki1, Kindergarten and Pre-school (4-year olds)
Bki2, Kindergarten and Pre-school (5-year olds)
B1, First grade
B2, Second grade

B3, Third grade
B4, Fourth grade
B5, Fifth grade
B6, Sixth grade 
B7, Seventh grade

Purple - Deutsches Sprachdiplom (DSD) - German Language Diploma - New students must schedule an assessment afor all DSD classes at
DSD1-Prep, grades  8 - 11
DSD1, Exam course, grades  8 -11 
DSD2-Prep, grades  9 -12
DSD2, Exam course, grades  10 -12

Media Course - From students for students (Spring Semester only)
Students must at least be at the B1+ level (DSD1 or DSD 2) and between 14 and 19 years old. Learn about journalism, how to write a news report, and have your piece and pictures published on GLC's online magazine

G (Green) - Classes for adults on Saturdays
, Beginner, level A1.1
G1.2, Beginner, level A1.2
, Intermediate, level A2
, Intermediate, level A2/B1
, Intermediate, Level B1/B1+
, Advanced, level B2/C1
, Advanced, level C1 – conversation and more

G (Green) - Classes for adults on Wednesdays
G6, Beginner, level A1.1
G7, Beginner, level A1.2
G8, Intermediate, level A2

The school year consists of two semesters, fall and spring. PLEASE NOTE: The Spring Semester is a continuation of the Fall Semester. Students attending the Fall Semester have priority for a place in the Spring Semester.

We also offer our e-Learning Summer Program 2021 again. For an overview of the program, please follow this link Overview e-Learning Summer Program 2021 and to register click here Registration e-Learning Summer Program 2021



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