Available Classes & Curriculum

Kindergarten (ages 5-6) Franklin Square only
Basic alphabet, songs, drawing, crafts, printing and basic phrases

1st grade (ages 6-8)
Play learning, drawing, singing and basic printing

2nd grade (ages 8-9)
Repetition and auditory learning. Printing, reading and pronunciation are stressed.

3rd grade (age 9)
Continuation of 1st grade. Vocabulary acquisition and basic grammar.

4th grade (age 10)
Continuation of 2nd grade. Reading, speaking, listening and writing.

5th grade (age 11)
Begin paragraph writing, reading of texts, retelling stories and grammar.

6th grade (age 12)
Continuation of 4th grade. Vocabulary acquisition, grammar and writing.

7th grade (age 13)
Continuation of 5th grade. Geography, German culture and conversation.

8th & 9th grades (age 14-16)
Report giving, grammar, culture, history, short stories and conversation.

10th grade (age 15)
Review of grammar, conversation, paragraph writing and exam preparations: AATG2 level exam (if appropriate) and NY FLAC exam.

German classes in Manhattan & Queens
A student in the German-American School is sitting for the oral part of the A2 level Zdf exam.

Mandatory Exams

After 8th grade, we offer Advanced Placement German preparation. Students, whose scores are high enough, can receive college credit.

Our program ends after 10 years with the following mandatory exams:

  • AATG level 3 or 4, REX (Regents Equivalency Exam for credit in public High Schools).
  • REX (Regents Equivalency Exam)


Optional Exams

  • “Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache” (administered under the auspices of Deutsche Haus at NYU, Manhattan)
  • Advanced Placement German (possibility of receiving college credits if the grade is level 4 or 5).

For children, who speak German at home and are fluent in German, we recommend “Deutsches Sprach Diplom” I or II.