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.
- weekly online classes for children & teens (2020/2021)
- weekly classes for German-speaking children
- weekly classes for German Beginners (small group instruction)
- a monthly playgroup
- a German summer camp
- a monthly bookclub for adults
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
Claudia Hail (Teacher Representative, non-voting)
Anja Hilliard (Program Director, non-voting)
Birgit Splitt (Program Director, non-voting)