Welcome to the German School South-Shore

Our German language school has been teaching German since 1986 and it targets the South Shore community, but anyone who is interested in learning the German language and culture is welcome. The school offers courses on the Kindergarten (3 to 5 years), Elementary (6 to 11 years) and High school (12 to 17 years) levels, as well as the ‘Deutsches Sprachdiplom I and II’ (15 to 20 years) and courses for adults.

Every school year we have approximately one hundred students. A majority come from German families. But there are also students without a German background, who wish to learn the language for personal or professional reasons.

Courses take place at the Heritage Regional High School, 7445 Chemin de Chambly, St-Hubert, QC, J3Y 3S3

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We offer German courses of all levels to all age groups.
- Kindergarten (3-6 years)
- Elementary classes (7-12 years) - 3 Levels
- Secondary classes (13 years and up)
- Diploma classes A2, B1, B2, C1
- Adult classes - 4 Levels

Our task is to promote and actively support the German language and culture in the province of Quebec . Our four Saturday schools teach German as a foreign language at all levels, to all age groups, integrating German culture, tradition and geography as well. Interested? Check the websites of our individual schools for details regarding the respective programmes and prices.

New this year

April 2022

E-learning with virtual German classes - modern, interactive, dynamic - our qualified teachers will teach German courses online at all levels.

Nouveaute-Automne-2020 Lessons will combine the varied possibilities of the Moodle learning platform with meetings in virtual classrooms. The interactions with fellow students and teachers that occur in traditional classrooms will be maintained, along with the flexibility and freedom of e-learning. Lessons will be both pleasant and of high quality.

The online platform will be accessible always and everywhere, whether on the way to work, at the office, on the sofa, on vacation...

The benefits are :

  • Our experienced and qualified teachers will design the course, guide and motivating students;
  • The meetings in the virtual classrooms will be characterized by an interactive framework;
  • The diverse, multimedia content will motivate students to remain engaged with learning the language as an ongoing activity;
  • Ongoing feedback for the Moodle exercises will increase motivation;
  • Kindergarten classes will include learning German, singing and making handicrafts;
  • Education for young students will also include access to online gaming tools (Kahoots, Quizlets, etc.);
  • Students will be thoroughly preparation for the various exams and diplomas;
  • We offer language and conversation courses for adults;
  • We will offer targeted support for each individual student by adapting teaching methods and class times, always keeping in mind the age of the students;
  • All information will be clearly arranged and will be accessed at any time on the Moodle course page.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


May 2024

Fall Semester 2024 and Winter Semester 2025 - Courses begin September 7th

The Fall semester 2024 and Winter semester 2025, with a duration of 30 weeks, will begin September 7th. Learn German in our online courses, which are modern, interactive and dynamic lessons, accompanied by textbooks.

Registrations until August 15st are eligible for a $10 pre-registration rebate. It is easy and fast to register for one of our courses with our online form. Try our online registration!

Welcome to you all.

Note: Classes are given remotely, via the Zoom platform live with the teacher and the other participants.

June 2023

4th place in the ZfA video competition 2023

Concours vidéo de la ZfA au Canada We congratulate Claire, Samuel and Fred on winning 4th place in the ZfA video competition 2023, in the upper school category, for the video "Travel Disasters of the Future".

You can see a compilation of all winning videos on the pasch-net.de website.

Watch the video

October 2022

ZfA video competition in Canada

Concours vidéo de la ZfA au Canada Congratulations to Eileen, Annabelle, Claire, Jerry and Fred, who won the 2nd place in the ZfA video competition in Canada on the subject of Buying + consumption with their movie ‚Ein Schlafwandel in die zugemüllte Zukunft‘.

You can see a compilation of all winning videos on the pasch-net.de website.

Watch the video

June 2022

Drawing and comic competition

Drawing and comic competition We present the e-book of the drawing and comic competition 'The pandemic is over! I am traveling to Germany! There I see/ I eat/ I visit/ I (don't like) … . Compared to Canada...' in collaboration with the Friedrich Schiller Foundation for German-Canadian Culture.

Class Credit 1-5 received the class prize from Linda Morgado-Bodecker of the West Island School with 11 entries.

Klara Kruggel secured first prize in the painting competition, Julian Dankort took second place and Savia Burns third, all three students from the Central and South Shore Schools. Congratulations!

We also congratulate Eva de Palmas for winning 1st prize in the Comics Competition (Central and South Shore Schools), Tatiana Mathewson from the West Island for 2nd and Jorge Lagos Lainez (Central and South Shore Schools) for 2nd and 3rd place.

May 2022

Virtual excursion into German-speaking culture

After a long and hard preparation for the DSDI and DSDII exams, the DSD classes were rewarded with a school Saturday in the virtual escape rooms of the Goethe Institute. There they had to solve riddles about Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Nena and Carola Rocket and prove their detective skills.

Many thanks to the Goethe Institute Montreal, who made this virtual excursion into German-speaking culture possible!

Virtual excursion into German-speaking culture

March 2022

Our student Bryan represents Canada at the German International Olympic Games in Hamburg

Congrats to Bryan who is one of two Canadian German students representing Canada at the international finals in Hamburg.

Good luck, Bryan!

February 2022

Painting and writing competition


Concours These are the conditions of participation:
You are 3-14 years old and attend one of the 4 Quebec Saturday Schools.

You are 8 years old or younger:
Draw your ideas on the topic!

You are between 9-14 years old:
Create a comic (you can use: makebeliefscomix.com).

Tous les travaux seront publiés dans un e-book!

The deadline for entries is April 10th, 2022 : ecoleallemandecentrale@yahoo.ca

See the official invitation (PDF).


December 2021

Christmas Stollen workshop on Saturday the December between 2 and 3:30 pm on Zoom

We are going to bake des Stollen!

Next Saturday, December 4 th , between 2 and 3:30 pm we offer a baking workshop on Zoom. Please feel free to register before December 1st, at ecoleallemandecentrale@yahoo.ca.

We are looking forward sharing this typical German recipe with you!

November 2021

Quebec preliminary round of the German International Olympic Games

Seven students from German schools Montreal Center and Rive Sud participated in the preliminary round of the German International Olympic Games.

On a beautiful Sunday they listened to German songs, debated, and prepared a padlet presentation about their favorite German songwriter. They got to taste Döner and typical German sweets to fill up with energy.

We congratulate Bryan and Sophie who qualified for the Canadian final which will take place in early December. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and hoping they will be among the winners representing Canada at the IDO in Germany !

Many thanks to the Goethe Institute !

June 2021

The German-Canadian Friendship Award attributed to Roswitha Haage

The German-Canadian Friendship Award attributed to Roswitha Haage On May 11th 2021, Mrs. Roswitha Haage of Brossard, was distinguished and honoured with the German-Canadian Friendship Award.

The Consul General of Germany in Montreal, Mrs. Dr. Misera-Lang, presented the award to Mrs. Roswitha Haage in person at the consulate for her long-standing work and commitment both as principal of the South Shore German Language School and her role as president of the four German schools of Quebec. Germany’s Ambassador, Mrs. Sparwasser - virtually from Ottawa – also paid tribute to all Mrs. Haage has accomplished to promote the German language and culture in Quebec.

Family and friends of Mrs. Haage, as well as members of the board of directors of the German schools likewise had the opportunity to participate virtually in this special event and offer congratulations on this well deserved distinction.

December 2020

Christmas cookies workshop on Saturday the December 5th from 14h00 to 15h30

Thank you to all the students, parents, families who participated in the Christmas cookie workshop!

November 2020

Award of the painting and writing competition 'My door to Germany/ Austria/ Switzerland'

Big drawing and writing contest 'My door to Germany/ Austria/ Switzerland' in collaboration with the German Foreign Office and the German Educational Fondation Hilfsfond.

Finally, the time has come! 96 great works were submitted and the 2 jurys have finally determined the winners!

We would like to express a big thank you to school administrators, teachers, students and parents. It was only through the cooperation of all parties that the painting and writing competition ran smoothly.

The works were evaluated by 2 juries: a jury consisting of teachers from the participating schools made a pre-selection, a jury consisting of representatives from the German Consulate, the German Embassy and the specialist advisory service for East Canada selected the final winners.

Click to view the winners (PDF).

Click to view the best works (PDF - 6 Mo).


April 2020

Coronavirus : Online lessons possible

Session-Printemps-2020 We would like to inform our students that our lessons are now offered online. Our teachers have familiarized themselves with this digital version and many classes have already started lessons. Have fun with the new online German learning!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

December 2016

Winners of our October Contest

Congratulations to all our winners of the « Hans-Omann-senior -Gedächtnis Stipendiums » (The Senior Mr. Omann‘s Memorial Bursary). For many years, the Senior Mr. Oman promoted our Saturday schools and the German language and culture in Montreal. Prizes will be handed to the winning students at our Christmas celebration this coming December 10th.

See for yourself why our four winners from the diploma class like to come and study German at our school every Saturday morning.

Our kindergarten class received educational games.

Our elementary and high school students showed amazing creativity when submitting their vision of pollution and environmental protection. How can we save our planet? You can admire our students‘ different projects on this topic. Praise is well deserved!

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