The German-American School Association of Southern California, Inc. (GASA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, founded in 1954. GASA offers classroom-based German language programs to children ages 4 – 17 years in its Saturday Schools, ages 3 – 5 years in its Kinderland School. Parent & Me classes for children 1-3 years old are currently offered in Anaheim Hills. Saturday adult classes are offered in our Costa Mesa, Northridge, San Diego, Temple City and Ventura schools, with Monday and Wednesday night Adult Classes in Torrance.

Our Saturday Schools offer classes from 9 am to 12 pm at 13 different campuses throughout the Southland. The Kinderland School offers its program twice weekly from 9 am to 12 pm. Our school year coincides with the public school calendar.

GASA also offers online courses for different age groups during the school year and summer months, and after-school classes at various locations throughout the school year.



As a non-profit 501(c)(3), GASA relies heavily on and very much appreciates all donations, which allow us to provide more educational opportunities for our students.
Your gift is tax-deductible.

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Career Booster Germany- Now Online!

Careerbooster Germany fair will be offered for the first time online! Log in from anywhere in the US and access presentations offered by the Goethe-Institut and its partners. We will showcase opportunities for German speakers in Germany as well as in the US. Participants will find out about studying in Germany without tuition fees, scholarships, ...

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Congratulations to our 50 DSD I and DSD II Sprachdiplom Recipients for 2019

This exceptional group of students who passed the DSD I and DSD II language exams, accepted their certificates during a ceremony at the Wende Museum in Culver City on Sept. 14th, 2019.

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Fall Sessions starting September in Torrance for Adults

2 classes are available! Enrollment is ongoing for both our Monday and Wednesday night classes. Read more for additional information! 

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International Parliamentary Scholarship

Would you like to work in the German Parliament? If you come from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, France, Israel, North America, Central Asia or the Arab world, then you can apply for the International Parliamentary Scholarship of the Bundestag (IPS) for five months to follow the proceedings in the German Bundestag, three of them ...

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Scholarship Opportunity – for the 2019/2020 School Year

The German American School Association is pleased to announce that again this year, the Los Angeles Turners, Inc. Scholarship Fund is awarding 2 Scholarships, based on merit and financial need, for the 2019 – 2020 school year. This scholarship program is designed to assist children at least 6 years or older in their endeavor to ...

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German Immersion Camp 2019

GASA Camp June 2019: Der Zauberlehrling By Eric Goldston (17) and Kai Levato (15) As of six years, Orange, CA, has been the home of the GASA Sommer Camp, a camp where children of various ages go to immerse themselves in the German language and culture. The GASA Sommer Camp of 2019 brought in young ...

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DSD Testing 2018/2019

The German American School Association of Southern California would like to congratulate all students who completed DSD II and DSD I testing in the 2018/2019 school year. We are so proud of your accomplishments. Your hard work and determination have really paid off! We hope to see you all at our certificate celebration in September. ...

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German Immersion Acting Workshop

Join us for a unique opportunity to improve your German while immersing yourself in the world of acting.

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Kinderfest 2019

Thank you, Everyone, for attending the Kinder- and MaiFest at the Phoenix club earlier this month. We had a great time, sold a lot of books and had fun with our Raffle. Congratulations to all the winners! Below are a few photographic highlights of the day: All photos courtesy of Wilma D. Wilson.

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German Immersion Summer Camp 2019

June 16th – June 22nd Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

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About Us

Multilingualism is the norm in most of the world and we believe that children who speak and write more than one language will be better prepared for life in the 21st century with its growing global economy. The best way to master another language is to start learning at an early age.

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