Learning English

For us, language is a way to teach about culture. Our English courses are exclusively taught by instructors from the United States and speak English as their first language. Our classes help students better understand the United States – by working on their English skills and learning more about American culture, intercultural differences, and similarities.

Beginners or advanced learners, teenagers or adults – we have the right course for you! You can find the whole program on our German site.

Teaching English

Are you an American English teacher who is interested in working at the DAZ? We’d love to hear from you!

Our teaching positions are on a freelance basis and we require a qualification in EFL/ESL, teaching experience and a college degree. You should enjoy working with teenage and adult learners and be comfortable teaching digital, hybrid, and in person courses. Currently we are expanding our teaching pool so we’re looking forward to meeting new English teachers to potentially work with in 2022.

Please get in contact with Desirée Nieß, ideally with a CV and an informal cover letter.

Please note that due to the mission of the DAZ, we can only consider applications from American native speakers from the United States.

Learning German

Our introductory courses to German language and culture were specifically designed with Americans (and other English speakers) in mind. We combine basic German skills with intercultural aspects.
The courses take place in person at the DAZ with hygiene measures that follow local pandemic regulations.

To sign up, please send an e-mail including your full name and address to english@daz.org. Thank you!


German for Travel (Crash Course)

July 16 & 30 (2 x 180 min)
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: 72 euros
Teacher: Benjamin Cauthen

Are you planning a trip throughout Germany this summer? Then stock your travel kit with these German essentials: taking public transportation, buying tickets, asking for directions, shopping and more. In this crash course, our American teacher Benjamin will teach you the most important phrases for your travels and also discuss helpful info on what to keep in mind while on the road in Germany!

Our American teacher can help explain basic grammar, vocabulary and intercultural differences in English.


Welcome to Germany!

October 18 – December 13, 2022 (8 x 90 min),
no class on Nov 1 due to a German holiday
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fee: 144 euros
Teacher: Benjamin Cauthen

This is an introductory German course especially intended for Americans (and other English speakers) taught by an American teacher.
You will learn the basics of German and find out more about German culture. After this course, you will be able to introduce yourself, ask simple questions and know phrases that will help you to get around in your daily life! A special focus will be on practicing everything right away in a relaxed classroom situation so you can easily overcome any inhibitions to speak.

Our American teacher can help explain basic grammar, vocabulary and intercultural differences in English.