German School Tallahassee

German School Tallahassee


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Ich bin ein Berliner.
Wie geht es mit dir?
Good Morning. I am a writer with Tallahassee Magazine and we are doing a piece on language groups in the Tallahassee area (with a deadline of January 28th!)
I would like to speak with someone about the German School here. You may contact me here or at [email protected]. Thank you so much.
Those of us at the German School were shocked to hear of the senseless tragic death of Maura Binkley who was an intern at the German school. She was a very bright outgoing dedicated young lady. We send our condolences to her family and friends.

Here is a picture of her (center in the gray shirt) on Landis Green at FSU with other German students having an outside lunch Stammtisch.

[Thanks to John Kellejian for the photo.]
I may be thinking about taking classes later as I need to work on my German since the last time I spoke any German was years ago plus it was in Pennsylvania which that where my dad grow up at and I know there a lot german and Italian speakers in that state plus I know some German due my grandma was half German and half Italian so I am used hearing mostly german
9 days until Oktoberfest! Reason #9 you should be there. 🍻

Special thanks to the German School Tallahassee for their decades of sweet support.
Hello does somebody need a privat German Tutor? Please send me a PM. Hope that is okay that I post here :-)
Nice evening with some of the German School of Tallahassee students and teachers at Harry's. Beautiful evening and great company.
Gibt es einen Stammtisch irgendwo in Tallahassee?
Danke Konrad! Hier ist ein anderen website nachrichten gut:


The German School is a community-based non-profit organization that enables children and adults to

Die Deutsche Schule Tallahassee, a community-based not-for-profit Saturday Morning School in its twelfth year of operation,

- introduces children at an early age to another language and culture,
- gives Middle School and High School students practice in a foreign language before they start
college or take a trip abroad,
- provides adults a chance to learn German or,if they already have learne


For almost 20 years, the German School of Tallahassee has been a community resource promoting the German language and bringing together those interested in German culture. We are grateful to the students, teachers, and volunteers that have supported the school through those years. At this time, however, the German School of Tallahassee will no longer be offering classes. We hope one day that the school’s efforts will be reignited, but until that time, we will be closing down our website. For the time being, this Facebook and email will be our primary methods of communication.

Thank you again for your support,

German School of Tallahassee

Photos from German Embassy Washington's post 10/06/2021
German School of Tallahassee 04/05/2021

The German School of Tallahassee will be offering an online summer class from May 22 to June 19 for intermediate and advanced students of German. If interested, visit our website at to find more information about the class and to register.

German School of Tallahassee The German school will be offering an online summer class over Zoom on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon for five weeks starting on May 22nd and ending on June 19th.


Deutsche Welle has a new program, Nico's Weg, to learn basic German, such as how to introduce yourself and basic conversational skills. There is a brief video, then exercises to go along with the video.

Beginners | DW Learn German It's easy to learn German online with DW's free German course "Nicos Weg." For beginners and level A1 beginners with prior knowledge.

Startseite | Tatort.Tube - Alle Tatort-Folgen als Stream 10/05/2019

Tatort, Tatort, und mehr Tatort. This site has every episode of the German TV crime drama Tatort available, going back to the 1970's. You can search for a specific episode, or for you favorite detectives. The site is supported by ads, but they only pop-up every 15 minutes or so. If it stall, just hit reload on you browser. (Some of the shows have mature content.)

Startseite | Tatort.Tube - Alle Tatort-Folgen als Stream Schaue dir alle Tatort-Folgen als Stream in deinem Browser an. Keine Anmeldung oder Download erforderlich - einfach Play klicken und genießen.

Videos & Audios - Startseite 07/19/2019

To practice German over the summer, you can watch the news From Germany on the ARD Network site.

Videos & Audios - Startseite Videos & Audios - Startseite

LEARN GERMAN | DW 07/13/2019

The German government's media service Deutsche Welle has several on-line resources for learning German. The resources are at all levels from beginner (A1) to advanced (C). The site has instructional videos, as well as interactive games and lessons. All is free, since it is provided by the German government to promote their language in other countries.

LEARN GERMAN | DW Deutsch lernen! Interactive German language programs for all German learners from Deutsche Welle


Some information about a new research fund set up in the name of Maura Binkley. Maura was a student of German at FSU and an intern at the German school. She was killed in the tragic shooting at a Yoga studio in Tallahassee last year.

Maura's Voice Research Fund (Maura's Voice) will serve to realize the vision of deepening the scientific understanding of and the effective responses to the epidemic of gun violence in America. Maura's Voice will champion a unique and robust focus on researching and responding to the complex causes and effects of firearm violence. The Fund will develop knowledge for and test innovative approaches to forensic evaluation, management, treatment, and prevention strategies, as well as for sound policy development and implementation.

The Great Give is a campus wide fundraising event, and this year the College of Social Work has chosen Maura's Voice Research Fund as the beneficiary of all money raised.


Deutsch Welle also has hundreds of videos available on YouTube to learn German at different levels. (Hint, if you are having problems understanding the dialogue turn on closed captioning (CC))

The Telenovela "Jo-Jo Sucht das Gluck" is a fun way to learn German. It tells the story of an Argentinian student, Jo-Jo, who goes to Germany to study. It includes lessons and vocabulary with each episode. (Intermediate to Advanced)

dw deutsch lernern - YouTube Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Life After Death by Powerpoint (Corporate Comedy Video) 02/02/2019

Those who will be taking the DSD I Exam may want to use a PowerPoint in their presentation. This video about PowerPoints is funny, but also informative, and shows some of the pitfalls and mistakes may PowerPoint presenters make.

Life After Death by Powerpoint (Corporate Comedy Video) In this new and expanded video, clean corporate comedian Don McMillan builds on his hit video "Life and Death by PowerPoint," which millions of people have v...

05 DSD1 NiveaustufeA2 B1 Felicia 01/29/2019

Several of the advanced students at the German School will be taking the DSD German Language Exam this semester. Part of the exam is a spoken section (Mündliche Prüfung) where the test-taker goes through a 5 minute interview and gives a 5 minute talk in German. To help the "Prüflinge" with the exam, I am posting a video of someone taking it.

The Prüfling is an actress who makes some of the common mistakes in vocabulary, grammar and actions that a test taker might make. It would be a good exercise for text takers (or any student of German) to look at this:
1. to see what such an exam is like, and 2. to see if you can catch her mistakes. (Konrad)

05 DSD1 NiveaustufeA2 B1 Felicia


We were talking about German films that might be available over the web in the advanced class last Saturday. Netflix has the German mini-series "Babylon Berlin" in German and English, and you can choose subtitles in either language. I would suggest German if you need subtitles, as following the English distracts from you listening to the German.

There are several other German TV shows and movies on Netflix, and several non-German offerings that have German dubbed in. Just look for "German" in the search box on Netflix.

[Note that some of the films and mini-series on Netflix have graphic violence and mature content.]


With heavy hearts, we lost one of our own last night. This contagious smile and great personality will be forever missed! Please keep Maura’s family in your thoughts ❤️

20th Annual Oktoberfest! 🍻 10/29/2018

The German School Tallahassee enjoys the dance floor.

Edelweiss - The Sound of Music (with lyrics) 07/22/2018

You may have noticed that the German School has a new logo. It is a stylized edelweiss. The small white flower blooms among the rocks high in the Alps and is a symbol of perseverance and dedication in German, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries.

Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote a song about the flower for their musical "The Sound of Music." Although it is not the traditional folk song that many Americans think it is, it was always one of Dr. Plendl's favorite songs.

Edelweiss - The Sound of Music (with lyrics) *read full description please :D* Hey everybody! For those who can't find the original version (or, at least, the first version that appears in the movie) of...


The memorial for our co-founder and director Hans Plendl, who passed away recently, will be on June 10th at 1:30 PM at the Global and Multicultural Engagement Building, 110 South Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee. (On FSU Campus)


We are sad to report the passing of the director, and one of the founders of the German School, Dr. Hans Plendl. His work and dedication in helping to start the school, and in keeping in going, despite many difficulties, are greatly appreciated. He will be missed by all.


"Nicht wie die Welt ist, ist das Mystische, sondern das sie ist."
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

Photos from German School Tallahassee's post 11/17/2017

Photos of the St. Martin Lantern Festival at Lake Ella, which took place on Nov. 11. Thanks to Francie Plendl for the photos.


A high point on the school's schedule last semester was the visit in March by Generalkonsul Annette Klein vom Deutschen Generalkonsulat in Miami. After morning classes German parents and German School personnel enjoyed Lunch with the visitor (second person on the left).

SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten 01/23/2016

This is the web site for the popular German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel. You can read articles and see videos there about current events. It also has an English language section. For Ray's conversation class and others interested in practicing German, or learning about current events in Germany, Europe and around the World.

SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten Deutschlands führende Nachrichtenseite. Alles Wichtige aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport, Kultur, Wissenschaft, Technik und mehr.

Nachrichten-Videos - 01/23/2016

This is N-TV with News from Germany and around the world in German. You can watch videos of the news, or read news articles. For Ray's class, but others might be interested in this to practice their German. (Konrad)

Nachrichten-Videos - Aktuelle Videos zu allen Nachrichten des Tages. Aktuell, schnell, seriös.

Alle Inhalte | DW.COM 01/23/2016

We talk about current events in German in Ray's Advanced/DSD Exam class, so I said I would post a few links to sites that have German News. This is the Media Center for the Deutsche Welle web site. "Die Top-Themen in drei Minuten" gives a quick summary of the current news in Germany and the World.

Alle Inhalte | DW.COM DW.COM, die Deutsche Welle im Internet: Nachrichten, Analyse und Service aus Deutschland und Europa - in 30 Sprachen


During FSU Honors Night at the end of the 2015 Spring Semester,
eight of the ten students receiving awards for excellence in the field of German language and culture from the FSU Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics were former German School interns: Aleksandra Benedict, Maude Smeets, Shiloh Donnell, Sarah Temper, Taylor Fisk, John Willis, Matthew Childs, Luke Rylander. The German Consulate General in Miami congratulated the recipients for their excellent performances on the website of the German Embassy and Consulates General in the United States.

German Missions in the United States - Newsletters 09/04/2013

The German Embassy in America has a weekly e-mail newsletter called "This Week In Germany" that sumarizes current events in Germany. It is in English. If you would like to subscribe to this newsletter, click on the link below and enter your e-mail.

They also have e-mail newsletters on German educational oppertunities and on cultural events related to Germany in Washington and in other American cities where some of the German consulates are, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and New York City.

German Missions in the United States - Newsletters Whether you are already an expert or are just getting to know Germany, our newsletters are the best way to stay current on the latest events and trends in Germany and German-American relations. Each n...

Timeline photos 07/17/2013

Die Austausch - Studenten aus Ingolstadt

About the Program

The Deutsche Schule Tallahassee (GST) has accepted an invitation from the Berufsoberschule in Ingolstadt, Bavaria for an annual exchange of students. The exchange begins this Fall Semester with seven German students coming to Tallahassee for two weeks. The exchange is supported in part by the Goethe Institute through its German American Partnership Program (GAPP).

The German visitors will be in their last year before graduating from their school with a degree similar to the American AA degree. From the American side, GST interns and FSU undergraduates with sufficient German language preparation will be eligible to participate in the exchange between the Spring 2014 and Summer Semesters.

The German visitors will be here from Monday- September 2nd to Monday September 16th. They will stay with GST families, and they will be matched with GST interns studying at FSU. During the week they will attend classes with these students (at the instructor’s discretion) in the morning and early afternoon and attend GST classes on Saturday mornings. In the afternoons, evenings and weekends they will spend time either with the FSU students or with their host families.

There are some planned activities that all participating students and host family members are welcome to take part in, such as dinners, visits to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, local museums, special FSU and City events as well as weekend trips to Lake Bradford and the coast.


The German School would like to thank all those who have donated books or teaching materials to the school, among them
Barbara & Knut Rittweger, Bettina Teson, Annie Voisin, Eberhard Roeder, Isela Castrejon, Stefan Bresch, and most recently Joe Ritchie and Ingrid Haines.

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