German Language Advisors Worldwide - Deutsche Auslandschularbeit International (ZfA)

Through its language advisors, the German Central Agency of Foreign Schools Abroad (ZfA) supports schools and programs of German as a foreign language.

In the administrative district of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago, USA Midwest, these are mainly the German Language Schools (part-time or “Saturday” schools), the German immersion schools and some American High School programs. 

Support is offered through financial and sometimes also personal aid, grants for teaching materials and educational development in workshops and conferences. 

The aim of promoting these schools and programs is to introduce the German Language Diploma (DSD) which in its final level (DSD II) allows the unrestricted admission into German universities without any further language requirements.

German Central Agency of Foreign Schools Abroad (ZfA)

ZfA Deutsche Auslandsschularbeit International

Partner School Initiative


All DSD schools and German Immersion Schools are partners in the network of the German Partnerschool-Initiative (PASCH).