Please note: Fall Semester 2020-21 classes will be held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to open our doors for you soon!

Course Descriptions

For course days and times as well as teacher contact information, please follow this link Fall Courses 2020-21 .

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, Beginners first and second grade
O3/O4, Beginners third and fourth grade
O5/O6, Beginners fifth and sixth grade
O7/O10, Beginners 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 khopkins@giswashington.org.
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 www.glcwortspiel.com

G (Green) - Classes for adults on Saturdays
G1.1, Beginners, level A1.1
G1.2, Beginners, level A1.2
G2, Intermediate, level A2.1 - A2.2
G3.1, Intermediate, level A2.2/B1.1
G3.2, Intermediate, Level B1.2/B2.1
G4, Advanced, level B2 – conversation
G5, Advanced, level B2/C1 – conversation and more

G (Green) - Classes for adults on Wednesdays
G6, Beginners, level A1.1
G7, Beginners, level A1.2
G8, Intermediate, level A2.1
G9, Intermediate, level A2.2


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