Our Mission


Phillykinder is a bilingual community that brings together families in the Greater Philadelphia area to build German language friendships and celebrate events of shared cultural interest.


A non-profit language enrichment program, PhillyKinder provides an interactive experience for all language levels through an original and engaging curriculum.


Deutsch mit Spiel und Spass!




Who we are


PhillyKinder offers 

  • weekly in-person classes for German-speaking children
  • weekly online classes for German-speaking children & teens
  • weekly online classes for German Beginners (small group instruction)
  • a monthly playgroup
  • a German summer camp 


Our primary goal is to provide a supportive learning program for children being raised bilingual by fostering the development of their German language skills through interactive learning in age-appropriate groups. Lessons are conducted exclusively in German.


Language and culture are taught with a practical orientation and
experienced through all the senses. Group activities supplement general instruction and play a significant role in promoting a sense of community among the children. Older age groups also practice their written language skills. Lessons in each class are provided by an experienced German-speaking instructor with the help of an adult or adolescent teacher's aide.


Through all of its work, PhillyKinder sees itself as a community that brings together (bilingual) families in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Board of Directors:


President: Adrienne Frangakis

Vice President: Alessandra Melloni

Secretary: Jessica Tremblay

Treasurer: Ulf Timme


Board members:

Thorsten Drautzburg

Petra Goedde

Hajo Oltmanns

Moritz Ritter



Claudia Hail (Teacher Representative, non-voting)

Anja Hilliard (Program Director, non-voting)

Birgit Splitt (Program Director, non-voting)





Overbrook Presbyterian Church

6376 City Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19151

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