Frequently asked questions
How do I enrol my child in a German Saturday School?
Please contact the individual schools directly. A list of all German Saturday Schools in the UK can be found here. Many schools have long waiting lists, and we recommend that you enrol your child as early as possible.
Can my child attend lessons without any prior knowledge in German?
In most German Saturday Schools, basic German knowledge is required. The schools assume that students speak some German at home and lessons are generally held in German. Some schools may make exceptions, and it's best to contact the individual schools directly for more information.
I am a German teacher and would like to teach in a German Saturday School. How do I apply?
Please contact the Saturday Schools directly to find out about any vacancies. We are unable to forward any applications.
Do Saturday Schools offer German exams?
A number of German Saturday Schools prepare children for German GCSE exams and a few also for AS- and A2-Level exams. Some schools have started to offer Goethe-Institut exams at different levels. Please contact individual schools to find out about their options.
What are the language requirements for studying in a German-speaking country?
All universities in German-speaking countries require proof of German knowledge for courses held in German. However, the exact requirements differ between individual countries and degree programmes and may also be dependent upon the educational background of individual children. You are advised to make enquiries in plenty of time.
There is no German Saturday School in my area – what can I do?
If there is no Saturday School near you or your local school has no vacancies, you may want to consider opening a new school. Almost all Saturday Schools have originally been founded by parents of young children and have gradually grown over the years. Contact the VDSS for advice.