A number of German Saturday Schools operate in the UK, the majority in and around London, where the first school was established in the late 1980s. We offer supplementary education in German for children who are growing up bilingually in the UK. Usually one parent comes from a German-speaking background.
As we do not actually teach German as a foreign language, but hold our lessons in German, children need to have a certain level of understanding and speaking German when they start out. Nearly all our teachers are native German speakers.
Children usually start in the Saturday Schools Kindergarten classes at the age of 3. All the schools offer provision through Primary age, and some schools offer GCSE- and A-level preparation. Lessons usually run for two to three hours on Saturday mornings, with the school dates following the local British school terms; please check the individual schools for details.
Our main principals are:
is that children should enjoy coming to the voluntary, extra-curricular
Saturday School. We aim to create a positive classroom experience, with
a big emphasis on celebrating German festivals and traditions.