German School Ventura
c/o Unitarian Universalist Church
5654 Ralston Street
Ventura, CA 93003
School Director E-mail: Denise.Ilktac-Lee@gasaschool.org
Welcome to our GASA School in Ventura, which opened it’s doors in September 2015.
We offer classes for children ages 4 – 17 and adults.
Our school currently offers 3 different classes / levels for children:
- Vorschule / Kindergarten
- Unterstufe / Mittelstufe ( A1 Level)
- Mittelstufe ( A2 Level)
We prepare the students for the AATG Test and the DSD (Deutsches Sprachdiplom) levels A1 and A2.
Our adult class is a 12 week course, which at this time is for students that are at a beginner to low-intermediate level of German.
Follow our school on Instagram: instagram.com/germanschoolventura
Denise Ilktac-Lee: Principal / K-teacher
I was born and raised in Berlin as the daughter of a Turkish interior designer and a German speech therapist. After graduating from the “Gymnasium”, I have been working as an actress, speaker and host on stage, in front of the camera or behind a microphone for theaters, movies, television, events and radio stations. In 2002 I also began teaching “camera and theater acting” to children and teenagers. From 2008-2012 I studied Deaf Studies, German Sign language and Rehabilitation Sciences at Humboldt-University, Berlin. During that time I also worked as a social services case worker for families with disabilities. At the same time, I held interactive workshops for children and teenagers about alcohol and drug prevention, too. After getting married in Malibu in 2012, my husband and I settled in Berlin, Germany. A year later our son was born and in 2015 we decided to move to Ventura, California. I had the honor to join Ventura`s GASA school in 2016. I am looking forward to my third year as a teacher and my first year as a principal!