German Language School Saskatoon was established in Fall 1983 by Leslie
Angele with the support of the Multicultural Council and the German
Canadian Concordia Club.
start a new school did not only involve the task of finding volunteers, who
would commit to teaching classes, but as well to apply for grants to keep the
school running. Obtaining teaching materials was certainly a challenge back in
the 80's. Our school would like to acknowledge the volunteer work of
some of our very first teachers: Agnes Amundrud, Doris Bietenholz,
Linda Prefontaine and Rita Verma.
have changed and a global network of connections and possibilities meanwhile
make it easier for the principal to organize materials for students and
teachers. Technology certainly opened faster ways of communication for
administration, but as well added on more duties for the principal. Keeping a
reliable and steady teaching team and building a good relationship with our
students and families always come first. Administration includes attracting new
teachers and students, advertisement, cooperation with our funding partners (SGC,
SAIL, Central Agency for Schools Abroad in Germany), grant applications,
classroom rentals, maintaining website and social media, presence at major
events etc. We are thankful for the work all principals have put into our
school since 1983: Leslie Angele, Byron van Bryce, Marie Hüttemann,
Gabriele Waidelich-Harrison, Susanne Pachal and currently Kathleen
the school was established, classes for children were held on Saturday mornings
for many years and adult classes were added on during the week. With a shift in
weekend activities for children and families, children’s classes were moved to
evening classes during the week later. Our language program meanwhile offers
different levels of full year adult and children’s classes during week nights,
as well as short term travel and/or work and DSD1 prep classes, always
depending on teacher availability and sufficient enrolment. Tutoring lessons
are scheduled upon request.
German Language School, we bring the German language and culture to you!
provide opportunities for students to acquire a specific level of proficiency
in listening, speaking, reading, and writing German. We can give students of
German background opportunities to enhance their cultural identity.
"Deutsche Sprachdiplom Schule/German Language Diploma School" (DSS)
we offer the A2 and B1 (DSD I) exams for high school students, who wish to
prove their language proficiency level. The DSD 1 certificate (German Language
Diploma 1) corresponds to Level B1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of
Reference) and is required for admission to preparatory courses for
studying in Germany.
are taught using some of the following different media and activities:
textbooks, workbooks, quizzes, videos, games, music & crafts as well as
online tools. Our teaching team shares and/or celebrates traditional
German holidays and events such as: Sankt Martin, Nikolaus, Fasching (Carnival)
and Eastern etc. to expose our students to the German culture.
school is a place to learn, a place to celebrate culture, a place to make