ZGNW language program


Zeitgeist Northwest German Immersion Schools

in Portland, Beaverton and Corvallis

                              soon to come : Vancouver WA and Eugene OR

Sophie Scholl Schule – German Immersion School

in  Beaverton 


Do you want to learn German?

  Wir sprechen Deutsch! 

Our motto is “Lernen ist genial,” or “Learning is pure genius.” “Genial” in English means pleasant and fun, too. We aim for all of the above, for all interested students! Click here to see our teaching philosophy. Click here to see our affordable Tuition.(coming soon)
Sophie Scholl Schule has a place for you, beginner, advanced or somewhere in between!

  • Preschoolers soak up language through song and play,
  • Grade schoolers move from reading and writing simple sentences to full stories,
  • High schoolers can explore a new language or leverage oral fluency into written and oral sophistication.
  • Adults find a place in the beginners’ class or one for those who want to polish and expand their existing skills.
  • Staff experiment with teaching materials and formats, including theme days, where everyone explores one subject, like “Life in the city” or “Science experiments.”


Full range of classes, preschool through adult, all levels:
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
@ German International School of Portland, 3900 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton, OR.
(exit 67 off of Sunset Hwy)
Special at this location: Classes and testing for high-achieving teens who may want to study abroad. For more information click here.

For more information contact school director Dr. Lynn Ries at <schollschule@gmail.com>

After- school Programs  (AGs) in Portland 

K-grade school, all levels: @Atkinson Elementary, 5800 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR 97206

K-8 years with strong German skills:  @ Portland Kinderschule
2201 SW Vermont Street, Portland, OR 97219 Hillsdale ; Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:45-5:00p

Afterschool classes combine high academic standards into a type of kids’ club with a fun, energetic vibe: Students may practice their verbal memory with acting exercises, make up games to build vocabulary, or read and discuss novels and short stories to develop their skills with complex ideas.

We help students develop age-appropriate skills in grammar, written and oral analysis, etc, while keeping German fun. We are so excited to share these excellent learning spaces.

German Immersion Summer camp

overnight camp in the Columbia gorge in Menucha usually happening in July

Deutsche Schule Corvallis :

For more information contact : School director Ludmila Schuster <ludmila.schuster@oregonstate.edu>

Children’s classes: Fridays, 3:30-5:30      Special at this location: The program is still growing: Emphasis on young and school-age students with existing skills, but inquire whether other classes may form

Click here to view the 2015/16 school calendars.
For other general questions, please see our Q & A page or email us.

Sophie Scholl Schule and Deutsche Schule Corvallis provide its programs in cooperation with the ZfA, the Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen, an outreach of the German government.