German-American School
of Palo Alto

P.O. Box 50942
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 200-3464

Saturday Class Location
All classes are currently online
only. We are looking for a new
home for our program for
the 2022-23 school year.




Instruction takes place in small groups. The children change within the groups depending upon knowledge conditions and/or age. The master program is arranged to include the everyday living environment of the learning and their interests and/or desires and with consideration of following points:

Language as a means of communication.
Comparison of the German language and culture with that of the student's.
German in connection with other learning disciplines (geography, mathematics, literature, music, etc.).
Becoming acquainted with the German culture (by music, literature, amateur handicrafts and participating in different celebrations).
Including the family, the neighbors and other prospective customers at the happening of the Saturday school (e.g. cooperation in the classes, invitations to special celebrations, film afternoons and evenings, readings...).

Learning contents and methods like among other things:

  • Plays (drama, hand dolls, society plays...)
  • Music (songs, dancing...)
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Literature (children's books, poems, own books...)

stand equally next to:

  • Reading exercises
  • Grammar exercises
  • Writing exercises

Teaching Material

So that the students have a life-preparing and up-to-date entrance to the German language, we have selected an extensive amount of teaching materials, which are constantly examined, and renewed. In addition to the traditional text book, our teaching material consists of:

  • Small books and children's literature
  • Technical literature and non-fiction books
  • Atlases, globes
  • Song books
  • Posters (self-manufactured and bought)
  • Board games
  • Household simulations
  • Toys
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Stamp boxes
  • Illustrative material, those particular for instruction


Jobs & Employment Opportunities »

We are looking for German Language Teachers at the Pre-K, Kindergarten and Elementary level for our German Saturday School Program in Menlo Park.

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