German Language School of the North Bay

The German Language School of the North Bay was founded as the German Language School of Marin in 1967 in Novato, California, by families seeking to preserve the German cultural heritage and language within the rich multicultural landscape of Sonoma, Marin, and Napa. Today, we carry on that mission as a non-profit Saturday school and community committed to furthering the language, culture, and customs of German-speaking countries to our local community and beyond.

We offer class levels from Kindergarten through adults. We provide an affordable and convenient opportunity to receive creative instruction methods that helps families launch or advance their German language and cultural skills. Our classes are optimized to establish and build upon an enthusiasm for the German language and the diverse cultures of German-speaking countries. Our students in grades 4 and up have the opportunity to take various German exams. We assess our students during the year and offer various exams for each level of student. We offer a variety of German language exams including AATG National German Exam, AP German, and the Deutsches Sprachdiplom Level 1 and 2.

Our school year runs from September to May in two semesters. Over the course of a semester our students will obtain the tools and have opportunities to speak, read, and write German with confidence. Students receive not only receive quality academic instruction, but the opportunity to use it in memorable and fun communication activities that are applicable to the real world.

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