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Classes Deutsches Haus at NYU – Children´s Program

The Deutsches Haus at NYU Children’s Program is designed for children with at least one German-speaking parent. It caters to toddlers, Pre-K, elementary school and middle school children, furthering their acquisition of the German language. Raising children to be bilingual can be difficult; without a group of bilingual peers, children may find the second language frustrating.

Deutsches Haus at NYU provides an exciting alternative with lessons modeled on those of the German school system. They complement these lessons with a variety of cultural experiences, including a German Kasperltheater, a St. Martin lantern parade, and celebrations for both St. Nikolaus and Easter. The staff holds Parent Teacher Conferences every semester to update families on classroom activities and individual students’ progress. They pride themselves on creating a sense of community among families with a shared interest in German, Austrian, and Swiss culture.

Fall 2017 –  Registration is open!

All our classes are for bilingual children. Please note that classes are held in German. If you are not certain which class fits your child, please contact Andrea Pieper: apw2@nyu.edu


Fall Term 2017

15 weeks: September 11- January 19

No classes: Columbus Day, 10/09 -> Make up 10/13; Thanksgiving, 11/20 – 11/24; Winter Break 12/18- 01/05; MLK Day 01/15 -> Make-up: Friday, 01/15
Registration opens July 1
Early-bird fee until August 20
Regular fee until September 3

All our classes are for bilingual children. Please note that classes are held in German. Classes run once a week for 60 minutes. If you are not certain which class is best for your child, please contact Chantal Burkhard.

Registration and Fees

Early Bird fee: $625 for one semester (15hrs)
Regular fee: $650 for one semester (15 hrs)
Late fee: $700 for one semester (15 hrs)


Sibling discount 15% (one discount per family)
Returning student discount 10%
Only one discount per student may be applied.


CLASS SCHEDULE Fall 2016-17 (classes run once a week for 60 minutes)


Toddler Class (ages 1-2)

This class introduces the toddler and parent or caregiver to the sounds of German. The classes follow a seasonal theme and a curriculum that is based on sensory input. Your child will be immersed in fun activities, while learning to identify new and familiar sounds and objects. Interactions and activities include greetings, songs, nursery rhymes, movement, stories, and crafts.
Tuesdays 10 am

Toddler Class (ages 3-4)

This class teaches children to interact with the language by playing games, making crafts, singing songs, and storytelling. These activities supplement our standard German kindergarten activities especially learning the concepts of same and different, size, opposites, left and right, numbers, colors and more. Seasonal topics are also incorporated into the lesson plan.

Mondays 3:30 pm
Tuesdays 3:30 pm


Primary Class (ages 5-6)

This class teaches children to learn and practice German through playful activities that encourage the kids to communicate in German. The curriculum is filled with activities that encourage language and literacy development in young children, e.g. rhythmic games, playing with syllables and letters. Reading and writing is introduced through games and other supplemental learning materials.

Mondays 4:40 pm
Wednesdays 3:30 pm
Thursdays 3:30 pm

Lower Elementary Class (ages 7-8)

This class teaches children to focus on conversation, expand their vocabulary and work on Grammar, as well as reading and writing in German. Reading and writing is introduced within the learning topic. Other supplemental learning materials are supporting the reading and writing development as well.

Wednesdays 4:40 pm
Thursdays 4:40 pm

Elementary Class (ages 9-10)

This class focuses on conversation. A strong literary component also ensures that the students not only listen, speak and play in German, but read and write, as well as work on grammar. The topics are chosen according to children’s interests to provide a fun yet educational environment similar to schools in Germany.

Tuesdays 4:40 pm

Upper Elementary Class (ages 11-12)

This class is for students who are already communicating well, but need to work on grammar and orthography.

Thursday 5:50 pm

Teenager Class (ages 13-14)

Wednesdays 5:50 pm

For REGISTRATION and more DETAILS please click here.












Deutsches Haus is New York’s leading institution for the culture and language of the German-speaking world. Located in the historic Greenwich Village district, Deutsches Haus is an integral part of New York University. Since 1977, it has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through its three pillars: the language program, the cultural program, and the children’s program.

Children Deutsches Haus offers fun classes and educational activities for children, including the celebration of traditional festivities around St. Martin, St. Nicholas, Carnival, and Easter. The children’s program has and continues to create a sense of community among families who share an interest in German, Austrian, and Swiss culture.

For more information on the history of Deutsches Haus please click here:



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