German language school for San Jose and Silicon Valley
Beginner and Advanced German Classes – Preschool, Elementary, Teen and Adult Levels
The South Bay Deutscher Schulverein (SBDS) makes learning German easy with our contemporary curriculum, methodology and teaching philosophy. Dedicated and experienced staff from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland teach children, teens, and adults of all levels. Classes emphasize conversation, in addition to reading and writing. Your whole family can experience German, Austrian, and Swiss culture through the vibrant community, cultural events, and art and music programs. SBDS is a Saturday school and a California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
We are thrilled to honor the students who completed the rigorous DSD-1 program and passed the oral and written exam. Our DSD-1 graduates were ...
What Our Students Say...
My son took the AP Test Prep class and was extremely well prepared by the dedicated teachers at SBDS. They go the extra mile! Now he is studying for the DSD-II exam, which opens the door to German universities.
I like it that we played a lot of games. It’s not boring that way.
Not only did I enroll my children in SBDS, but I was able to improve my own skills as well. It's nice to learn German together as a family, and then enjoy the social events as well.
I love the Kindergarten class! We have so much fun playing, doing projects and singing songs in German. During recess we play soccer and use the playground. I can't wait to come to school every weekend.
It’s a fun way to learn German, we play lots of games.
My job takes me to Europe a lot, so I decided to learn German at SBDS. Even though I'm a complete beginner, the staff makes me comfortable and the teaching style actually works. The whole school has a terrific atmosphere. I really enjoy the weekly "Kaffeeklatsch" and unique events like the Maifest.
I’m so glad we’re back in person. Over zoom it was hard.
I tried the apps, like Duolingo, but didn’t learn much. In the SBDS classes I’m actually learning.