Welcome to the German Language School Westwood, located in Bergen County, New Jersey, just 13 miles from the George Washington Bridge. Our mission is to make learning German language and culture an enjoyable, rewarding experience for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Take a tour of our website, and then call us to arrange a visit!
We're a 50-year old non-profit school, serving more than 200 students and continuing to grow. Most of our classes are held on Saturdays, though some adult classes are offered on Thursday nights, too.
What makes us successful?
Our curriculum is progressive and tailored to the individual student. Many of our teachers are from Germany and hold degrees from German universities. Our teachers aim to make learning fun and interesting. We offer small classes for children, teens and adults. Our students have diverse cultural backgrounds, and we offer adult programs for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced students.
News of the German Language School Westwood:
German Summer Camp is coming!
Dear Parents and Students,
We are excited to offer a German Immersion Summer Camp. This Sunday, April 9th, at 2 pm is a guided walking tour of the camp.
Address is: Alpine Scout Camp, 441 Route 9W, Alpine, NJ
Please come and join us, and see the beautiful facilities that will become our home this summer.
Your Team of the GLSW
Thursday evening 2/9/17 classes are canceled due to snow.
Thursday evening 2/9/17 classes at the Zion Annex are canceled due to snow.
Cancellation of Weihnachtsfeier und Weihnachtsmarkt tomorrow!
Dear Students and Parents of Students,
Unfortunately we have to cancel the Weihnachtsfeier that was scheduled for tomorrow.
This cancellation is due to the Westwood School District's closure of the school until at least 11 am tomorrow because of expected bad weather. We will find another date for the theatre performance and likely will offer the items we had for sale at the Christmas market during our next scheduled school day January 7, 2017.
We wish our German School community a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a happy, healthy 2017!
Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr 2017!
Board, Principal and Teachers of the German Language School Westwood"
Weihnachtsfeier und Weihnachtsmarkt
Hello Parents of Students and Students:
Saturday, December 17th the Galli Theatre will perform "Hans im Glück" in German. Afterwards, you are invited to sing traditional German Christmas songs and visit our Weihnachtsmarkt. The Weihnahtsmarkt will offer German books, toys, some local vendors, seasonal treats, and arts and crafts for the children.
YOUR support is needed to make this Weihnachtsmarkt the best it can be. Below are some ways to help:
- Bake for a bake sale (recipes and packaging will be provided). Please bake approximately 600 grams/1.3 pounds, fill each bag with about 100 grams/3.5 ounces, write the name of the cookie and your name on the tag, bring to GLSW on December 17th and drop at the gym by 9am.
- Donate (like) new German DVDs, books etc to be sold at the Weihnachtsmarkt (your donation is tax deductible)
- Add your own table. Do you have your own business and want to sell your products that would be suitable for stocking stuffers, gifts, etc. Sign-up and we will provide a table that you are responsible to staff and supply. Set up at 9AM, market opens approximately 10:30 - noon. If you're so inclined, you may make a donation to the GLSW, but it is not required.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you may have.
German Language School Westwood