Germany in the Area

Here you will find information about German-American clubs, cultural institutions, business organizations and schools offering German instruction.  

Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center

The Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center Atlanta (GCC), a Georgia-based nonprofit organization, is a partner of the Goethe-Institut, the official cultural institute of Germany. The primary focus of the GCC is to foster cultural understanding and positive relationships between Americans and inhabitants of German-speaking countries. In addition to cultural programs the GCC offers a full spectrum of German language courses.

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German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States (GACC South) was founded in 1978 to promote and support bilateral trade between Germany and the US. We are a private, non-profit organization and serve as the official representative of German trade in the southeastern US.

German Schools in the Southeastern United States

Education creates prospects - multilingualism opens horizons. With our partner schools abroad, we want not only to give children access to the German language and education, but also to awaken an interest in and understanding for each other.

  • Atlanta International School

    Atlanta International School Enlarge image (© AIS) The Atlanta International School doesn't just prepare students for college--it gives students the intellectual and cultural confidence to succeed in a globally connected world. Founded in 1984, AIS was the dream of parents, educators and members of the business community who understood and valued the benefits of an international education.

    Today, AIS is the only school in Georgia, and one of only ten in the U. S., to offer International Baccalaureate education in grades 4k--12. The prestigious IB program, the fastest-growing curriculum in the world, is a rigorous, inquiry-based curriculum recognized by the world's most renowned universities and colleges. Seventy percent of AIS graduates pursue higher education at top 50 ranked U.S. schools and universities around the globe. More than 10% of the last graduating class attended university abroad!

    Located in Buckhead, AIS is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Current enrollment stands at nearly 1,000 students in 4k through grade 12, of which 50% are American and 50% international. Over 90 countries are represented in the AIS community of students, faculty, staff and parents.

    AIS is one of only a handful of schools world-wide to offer a dual language Primary School program in German. They have 231 students in the German language track 4k – 12th grade and 14 native German speaking teachers and staff.

    In 2011, AIS received the official German Language Diploma (Deutsches Sprachdiplom) accreditation, issued by the German Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs. AIS is one of only four schools in Georgia receiving the accreditation and one of 800 schools world-wide to offer this prestigious language diploma.

    The German parents' club, Deutsch Connection, actively supports the German language program at AIS by promoting German culture, language and educational standards. Deutsch Connection also helps prepare students who may be re-entering the German education system. The club sponsors the annual German Christmas Market, German Bake Sale and several other cultural events each year.


    A message from the headmaster:

    To our new and potential new German and European families,

    It is with pleasure that I welcome you to our wonderful Atlanta International School community! Being part of an English/ German bilingual family, my wife and I fully understand and appreciate how important an IB international school and community such as ours is to those globally mobile families who need to find a good school for their children, one that embraces international-mindedness and allows for and values the continued expression of one's own language and culture. Atlanta International School is one of the leading IB International Schools in the world---it is the only International Baccalaureate school in Georgia and one of only 10 in the USA to embrace all three of the IB programmes. We welcome over 90 different nationalities to our school and community and, at time of writing, have 980 students enrolled. Our primary school offers a truly world class bilingual IB Primary Years education in English/ German, English/ French, or English/ Spanish and our secondary school offers IB Middle Years and IB Diploma courses that allow students to maintain their German and graduate with a bi-lingual German/ English IB Diploma that would allow them to study in German at a university back home should they so choose.

    Do come on in and visit when you can, spend some time on the website and get in touch with us should you wish to explore further.

    Mit freundlichen Grüssen,
    Kevin J. Glass


    Atlanta International School

    2890 N. Fulton Drive NE
    Atlanta, GA 30305 -3155

  • German School Atlanta

    Enlarge image The German School is an accredited Saturday morning school offering a unique educational experience in a genuine German environment with native speaking teachers in small classes. German is offered for native speakers and as a foreign language from the pre-kindergarten through the adult level.

    The School also broadens the student's appreciation and awareness of another culture in a friendly and natural setting.

    We are unique in offering foreign language instruction to younger children and, at the secondary school level, complement German language programs in Atlanta area schools with recognized AATG and DSD tests.

    Classes are held at:
    East Cobb Middle School
    380 Holt Road NE
    Marietta, GA 30067


    The German School of Atlanta, Inc.
    P.O. Box 2548
    Stockbridge, GA 30281

    (770 ) 670-2908
    (770) 783-1094
  • German School Charlotte

    German School Charlotte Logo Enlarge image (© GSC) The Deutsche Schule Charlotte was founded in 1974 with the mission of helping German-speaking children maintain their language skills and expand their cultural knowledge and understanding of customs and traditions.

    The school instructs students on 32 Saturdays per school year, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with emphasis on the following themes:

    Oral and Written Expression
    Grammar and Proper Writing
    Reading and Comprehension
    History and Geography
    Culture and Literature

    Along with the regular classes the Deutsche Schule Charlotte offers many different programs and events like Carneval, Sommerfest, St. Martin's and Christmas celebrations.

    Classes are held at:
    British American School of Charlotte
    7000 Endhaven Lane
    Charlotte, NC 28277


    Deutsche Schule Charlotte
    P.O. Box 472671
    Charlotte, NC 28226

    (704) 502-6330
  • German School Knoxville

    German School Knoxville Logo Enlarge image (© GSK) The German Saturday School of Knoxville (GSSK) is a Saturday morning school open to all students who desire to master the German Language or to enhance their German language skills. The GSSK offers classes to native and non-native speakers from pre-school age through adulthood.

    The school year consists of 30 weeks and follows the holiday schedule of the public schools. Students meet for classes on Saturday mornings from 9.30 till noon at the Sacred Heart Cathedral School.

    The German Saturday School of Knoxville seeks to provide opportunity to heritage learners and non-native students of German to develop their individual skill levels. We offer classes for children (age 4 and older), teenagers, and adults.

    Classes are held at:
    Sacred Heart Cathedral School
    711 Northshore Drive SW
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37919


    German Saturday School Knoxville
    c/o Dr. Stefanie Ohnesorg - President -
    Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
    University of Tennessee
    701 McClung Tower
    Knoxville, TN 37996-0470

    (865) 694-3765
  • German School Spartanburg

    German School Spartanburg Logo Enlarge image (© GSS) The German School Spartanburg (GSS) began classes on September 7, 1996. The Carolinas are proud of their successful and growing business and cultural relationship with German speaking countries. GSS hopes to further strengthen this bond.

    DDSS is a non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors who are volunteers. The faculty consists of experienced, certified teachers of German.

    Classes meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 12 noon. The school year consists of 30 weeks and roughly follows the public school calendar with regard to holidays. GSS holds classes at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

    The school offers the following tests:
    National Tests: AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) 1, 2, 3, 4
    International Tests: German Language Certificate A2, B1, C1

    These tests are developed and conducted by the Central Agency for Schools abroad of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs in Germany.

    To attend GSS, students must be at least four years old by August 1st. Adult classes are also available.

    Students of all abilities are welcome to enroll any time during the year. New students are interviewed by an instructor to determine class placement.

    Classes are held at:
    University of South Carolina Upstate
    School of Education and Nursing
    North Campus Boulevard
    Spartanburg, S.C. 29303


    Die Deutsche Schule Spartanburg

    P.O. Box 1602
    Spartanburg, SC 29304

  • German School Cleveland

    Students of the German Saturday School in Cleveland, TN Enlarge image (© GSSC) The German Saturday School in Cleveland is a venue for families who enjoy sharing and learning the German language and heritage. It gives children and parents a unique opportunity to find joy in many German cultural activities. 

    Currently, the school provides four classrooms: play group (3-5 years), primary level I (5-8 years), primary level II (8-10 years), and primary level III (9-12 years). Children are invited to participate in speaking, reading, writing and playing in the German language. Movement and creativity are encouraged during games and arts/craft time. Each session ends with a casual gathering during snack time. All classes are taught by native speakers.

    Spearheaded by Lisa Eulo (German & French teacher at Walker Valley High School), the German Saturday School provides a fun and exciting learning environment and an immersion experience.

    The German Saturday School meets every Saturday from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Church Street Annex of Lee University.

    (423) 303-8432
  • E. E. Waddell Language Academy

    E.E. Waddell Language Academy Enlarge image (© WLA) The E. E. Waddell Language Academy is a public K-8 magnet school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) District that offers students the unique opportunity to become fluent and literate in a second language. Waddell Language Academy offers second language immersion in German and several other languages. From the first days in Kindergarten, students are immersed in the new language. This produces students who are proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a second language. These intensive language programs are taught in the second language for all or part of the instructional day.


    7030 Nations Ford Road
    Charlotte, NC 28217


The German Church of Atlanta

Wir laden Sie jeden Sonntag um 11 Uhr zum deutschen Gottesdienst ein.
We would like to invite you for a German service every Sunday at 11 a.m.

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (Chapel, 1st floor)
731 Peachtree St., NE (corner of 4th street)
Atlanta, GA

An English service is offered at the same time.

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Germany in the Area

Entrance of the German Consulate General in Atlanta