The Lessons

Classes take place on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm at the James Wolfe Primary School in Greenwich. There are ten sessions per term, based on the Greenwich school term.

School fees 

Sessions are £12 per Saturday per child, payable in advance for a full term. There is a 10% discount for advance annual payments.

Lesson dates 2019

Term: 21, 28 Sept, 5, 12 Oct // 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov, 7 Dec
2nd term: 11, 18, 25, Jan, 1, 8 Feb // 29 Feb, 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar
3rd term: 25 Apr, 2, 9, 16, 23 May // 6, 13, 20, 27 Jun, 4 Jul (changes possible)

To register your child with us or to put them on the waiting list, please contact us via email info@dssgreenwich.org.uk

The classes

Children can start with  us aged three and our oldest children are currently 14 years old. There are currently eight classes in the morning, two in the afternoon. We aim for a class size of up to 15 children in the morning and 8 in the afternoon.

Our afternoon classess (Matrosen) are aimed at children with little or no knowledge of German, who would find it hard to follow the regular morning classes. They take place after the regular lessons, from 12.15pm to 1.45pm and are currently for children aged three to seven. If you are interested, please send an email to info@dssgreenwich.org.uk.

Linguistic proficiency

Classes are held exclusively in German. It is therefore a prerequisite that the children have a certain understanding of the German language and speak German voluntarily. They are not expected to speak fluently, but they must be able to follow the lessons. In order to assess the language skills of potential students, we offer a ‘trial session’ as soon as a space becomes available. This is so that we can see that the children can follow the lessons and so that children and parents can see whether they like our teaching style. A successful trial lesson is followed by ‘trial period’ of up to four weeks: we want to make sure that the children like to come to us and settle in well. If this is not the case, we would suggest trying again later.

Classes & teachers

  • Blaubären (pre-school): Sylvia with Sebastian
  • Klabautermänner (Reception): Isabel with Verena
  • Seeräuber (Y1): Uta with Anja and Alex
  • Kapitäne (Y2): Agnes with Stefan
  • Kommodoren  (Y3): Doreen with Sören
  • Navigatoren (Y4): Tanja with Renate
  • Admirale (Y5): Monika with Werner
  • Klasse X  (Y6+): Emily and Andrea
  • Matrosen (afternoon, German as a Foreign Language): Tanja und Doreen

For younger children there is a German singing group in the Greenwich West library (146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN), 10.30am-11am on school Saturdays. The group is free and open to families with preschool children. In addition, the German play group ‘Kleine Piraten’ meets every Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Robert Owen Nursery (43 Commerell Street, SE10 0EA). £ 3 / child or £ 5 / family. Both groups run independently and are not affiliated with the DSSG.