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Goethe A1 Prüfung

May 15th 2021

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 is a German exam for adults. It certifies that candidates have acquired very basic language skills and corresponds to the first level (A1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Please Sign up Here.

DSD I EXAM (Level A2/B1- AGES 14-19) IN THE SPRING, 2021

DSD I Written Exam:     Wednesday March 10, 2021

Registered Students will be assessed in the following areas:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Writing

DSD I Oral Exam:    Feb. 22 – April 9, 2021

Registered Students will show their communication and presentational skills. 

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DSD II EXAM (Level B2/C1- AGES 16- 19) IN THE FALL/WINTER, 2021 (age limit 19)

DSD II Written Exam: December, 2021

Registered Students will be assessed in the following areas:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Writing

DSD II Oral Exam:    December/January 2021

Registered Students will show their communication and presentational skills.

The DSD II is recognized by all German Universities as a proof of language ability that is required to study in Germany. Please note that the DSD II alone is only ONE PART for the application. The student must ALSO complete additional academic requirements at their high school. For more  information please visit this website or contact us, we would love to help you.

Congratulations Pia Zeller

We are both happy and sad to share that in May 2020, our school lost one of our founding members, an amazing teacher and the cultural anchor of our institution. Pia Zeller had the incredible opportunity to join the German Department at CU. She will be missed by the board, the teachers and the students. We wish her all the best for her new career and her future.

Pia is still supporting the school by leading our German club: “Treffpunkt Lesen” and will assist Anna Ozimek in administering the A1 and A2 exams of our adult students. Thank you!

After moving to Boulder at the beginning of last year, Stephanie Fowler joined our school and taught German to children and teenagers at our school. Stephanie decided to pursue a new career and we are sad to see her go. Stephanie wants to stay involved in the school by supporting us with our cultural events. Thank you and all the best in your future endeavors!

-EXCITING NEWS-

Goethe Institut A1 and A2 Exam at our school in the Spring of 2021! 

More and more students, ages 20+ have been taking beginner German Language Classes (levels A1 and A2) at our school. Some of them have been interested in receiving an official and internationally recognized certificate. So far, students had to travel to Chicago or other US Goethe Institut locations to take the exam. 

Last year, in collaboration with Saskia Hintz, German professor at CU Boulder, our school contacted the Goethe Institut and requested the permission to administer these exams in Boulder, CO. This request was granted and our current teacher Anna Ozimek and our former teacher Pia Zeller attended the Goethe Institut training last year. Now, Anna and Pia are certified to administer the A1 and A2 exams. Congratulations to both of them for passing the exam. 

Our A1 and A2 + students have now the opportunity to take the Goethe Institut A1 and A2 exam at our school.

We are currently in contact with CU and the Goethe Institut to make further plans for the exams this spring. Please stay tuned!

Science With Jo Hecker and Lantern Walk

Registration for our two November events are open:

Science Show with Jo Hecker from Germany (virtual event)
November 14th, 2020


Annual Lantern Walk (1 Household at a time):
November 15th, 2020, Place and Time TBD
We reserve the right to cancel the event if the it does not get cleared with the City of Boulder due to Covid-19.

The sign-up links below will take you to our online calendar
Click either one or both events to sign up. 

Hope to see you! 

Science with Jo Hecker
Are you ready to experience science in your home? 
Jo Hecker, a German scientist has been discovering the world of science with our school community for the last two years. This year, he would like to to visit our homes virtually.

Free event:
November 14, 2020 Time: 10:00 am
Reserve your spot soon! We have a limit of 50 participants.


Lantern Walk/St. Martin:
Due to the current restrictions, we are planning a “one household at a time” Lantern walk in a park in Boulder. Unfortunately, circumstances only allow us to have a restricted number of families participate. Mask and Social Distance commitment are a requirement to attend. 

Free event: November 15, 2020 Time: 5:00pm – 7:10pm
Registration is closed

Families who don’t get to participate will be able to experience the Lantern Walk virtually at home. Or, organize a small group in your neighborhood and record your event and share it with the school.

Fall Registration Open!

“Es gibt nur zwei Dinge die du falsch machen kannst: aufhören oder gar nicht erst anfangen!“
– unbekannt

Thank you so much for being part of our school during the last five months, we appreciate your support and patience during these unprecedented times.

As we move through this pandemic together, our teachers are exploring new ways to deliver instruction this fall. 

Our fall semester will start on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
Registration is open.Fall Adult Program:

Based on feedback from our teachers and students, we have decided to offer only online classes for the fall (Block I and Block II). 

Please check out our website and see the variety of classes that we offer:Language Classes Communication ClassesReader’s Theater ClassMusic Classes with Lennart! For more information please click here. Please let us know if you have any questions. 
Children’s Fall Program:
Our afternoon classes for our preschoolers, elementary and middle school students will take place outdoors during the months of September and October. If we need to cancel due to storms, our teachers will notify the parents at between 12:00 and 2:00pm and offer a 1h online class instead. Outdoor classes will take place at Atonement Lutheran Church. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be reinforced. There will be a very strict hygiene protocol.
 In November and December, our teachers will continue the hands-on learning experience by teaching a 1 hour online class each week (no classes the week of Nov. 23, 2020).

Teenagers’ Fall Program (ages 15+):A small group will meet inside the church building in a well ventilated space (social distancing and masks will be used).

For more information please visit click here. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

In Person Outside Summer Camps For Children Ages 5 – 12!

Sommer, Sonne, Sonnenschein… We are so excited to see our camp-students in-person this month. Please register soon!

Our Summer Camp Themes:Stem Camp: We are Scientists. Example: Does a lemon conduct electricity?Music. Art & Fun Camp 1: Singing, Dancing and Art Projects (e.g Build your own instrument.)Music, Art & Fun Camp 2: Singing, Dancing and Art Projects (e.g. Build a catapult) Games & Creativity: Creating you own games (e.g. Make your own marble run.)
Boulder German School Summer Camp picture Collage
In Person Outside Summer Camps For Children Ages 5 – 12!We will be able to offer four weeks of in-person OUTSIDE camps in July and the first week of August. Due to COVID-19, camps will look different this summer. We operate with restrictions and precautionary measures that are strongly recommended by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Guidelines are provided by the state and are required of anyone offering camps this summer. 
We only allow up to10 children to participate in the camps, please register soon!Please check out the detailed description and regulations of the Summer Camps on our website and register soon!

DSD I

Deutsches Sprachdiplom Level A2/B1 for Teenagers!

The students worked hard on their written exam on March 12, 2020.

Due to Covid 19, oral exam will be postponed until further notice.