German Language and Culture in North Texas

The Dallas Goethe Center, a nonprofit educational and cultural arts organization, dedicates its services to advancing German culture and language in North Texas.

Founded in 1965, the Dallas Goethe Center serves the community by developing an appreciation and understanding of German art, drama, music, language, literature and history, and cultivates mutual understanding between the people of German speaking countries and those of the United States of America. Throughout the year we support musical performances, exhibitions, a German film series and lectures. At our inviting social events members and friends gather to celebrate their shared interest in German culture, language and traditions.

German language classes are offered to children, teens and adults of all ages. Students learn how to speak, read and write German and benefit from the unique cultural environment that the Dallas Goethe Center offers its students, members and friends. In May 2015, we entered a partnership with the Goethe-Institut, Germany's official cultural institute, which allows us to offer their highly-rated and worldwide acknowledged language examinations. Learn more about our language programs HERE.

The Dallas Goethe Center invites individuals, families, organizations and corporations to join us in fostering German culture in North Texas. Learn more about membership HERE.



Attend one of our 2016 summer German language courses.

We are offering several summer camps throughout the DFW area and for those who prefer Saturday mornings, please join us from May 14 to June 25 at the Dallas Campus (First Unitarian Church of Dallas near Highland Park Village).

Dallas Campus (5/14 to 6/25, no class on Memorial Day Weekend) | Adults | $120
"Survival German" (little/no previous exposure)
"Reach the next Level: A1 Review" (novice/A1)
"German for Travelers" (novice-high/intermediate-low; A1 plus)
"German Short Stories" (intermediate-mid/high; independent/B1 plus)
"German-speaking Countries: Land und Leute" (advanced, proficient user, conversation)

Dallas Campus (5/14 to 6/25, no class on Memorial Day Weekend) | Children & Teens | $120
"Deutschlandreise: Discover German Cities and Regions"
(ages 5 and up, groups will be created based on proficiency and age)

1/2 Day German Summer Camps | Ages 6 to 13 | 8:30 am to 12:30 pm | $150
Fairy Tale Adventures in German
Hicks Elementary, Frisco | June 13 to June 17
Wellington Elementary, Flower Mound | June 27 to July 1

Click HERE to view the full summer course schedule, read short course descriptions and register today. We look forward to having you!

NEW! We will offer the Goethe-Institut German language examinations on Saturday, September 10, 2016. They can be taken by students in our program as well as by external candidates. A first FREE information session is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 12:15 pm. Join us at our Dallas campus (First Unitarian Church of Dallas near Highland Park Village). Register HERE to let us know that you are coming.