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About us

The Naperville German Language School is a non - profit school which teaches students from pre-Kindergarten through adult ages. We maintain a total of 10 different ability levels, to accommodate all students. Our classes are enriched by conversation, German culture and extra curricular activities, such as our Christmas party, and the celebration of various German holidays and customs.
We believe in learning German and having fun at the same time, which keeps the children interested. A total of 6 professionally qualified teachers instruct our classes.
As proud members of GLSC (German Language School Conference) and PASCH (worldwide network of schools, an initiative designed to awaken interest in young people in modern Germany and the German language) we are committed to providing a positive learning experience, and effective and quality teaching of the German language and culture.

Willkommen zur Deutschen Schule in Naperville!

Welcome to another year of the German Language School of Naperville!
We are a very active German school which celebrates the German holidays, Lantern Parade in November, St. Nikolaus, Christmas, Karneval, and the Graduation Party at the end of the school year. I am excited to be back at our same location, Congregation Beth Shalom, on 772 5th Ave in Naperville. We are able to use 8 classrooms, if needed. This is also very close to downtown Naperville.
We will participate in the Naperville Labor Day parade on September 5. This is the largest parade in Illinois. We have a wagon with some seats and a May pole and a small band. Please let me know if you are able to come with us. A barbeque lunch afterwards for all marchers is offered at my house in downtown Naperville.
Please look at the school schedule and write down special school activities in your calendar, so you will not have any surprises later.
Please drop off your students and pick them up on the West side of the building. Feel free to come in anytime. The doors of the congregation are usually locked. Should no one be there to open the door for you, please call my cell phone: 630-624-7853. Also: this is only for the Friday evening class. We have to leave the building on the first Friday of each calendar month, by 6:30 pm. Please pick up your students on time.
Our lantern parade will take place on Friday November 4, 5:00 - 7:00pm. The public is invited. It will take place at the Meeting House at Naper Settlement at 523 South Webster street. Parking is on Webster across from the hall.
Our Christmas party will be on Saturday, December 10, 3 pm, also at the Settlement.
Now I wish you all a successful school year!

Angela Jöstlein, Director
(630) 355-8279

Meet us

If you would like to meet us and other German speaking people please join us at 6 PM every last Thursday of the month for "Stammtisch" (Stammtisch is for Germans a regular 'get together'). Stammtisch locations may vary, so please contact Angela at, or call 630-355-8279.

Support our school

If you would like to contribute to support our school, you are welcome to make a small donation by sending us a check (German Language School Naperville). It will be of great help and will surely be appreciated. Since we are non - profit organization (501 c3), is is also tax deductible.

Comments, suggestions

"Speaking of ... We are very impressed with the class so far. Sabine is doing an incredible job of playing to all of the boy's development levels and the activities she engages them in are truly wonderful! This is, by far, the best program that we've enrolled our son in and it's a bonus that he's working on his German at the same time! Thank you for everything!" - Megan & Elliott Berck