Looking for German Classes in Memphis, TN? 

Have you wanted to learn German for a while and are finally ready to get serious?

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German language classes:

As crazy as this sounds for a city the size of MEMPHIS, there are NO German classes being offered outside a university setting that I’m aware of. …😲…

Learning German at a university: 

University of Memphis

The University of Memphis offers both a major and minor in German. They offer a variety of classes from (the obvious) language classes to German business to history and more. 

Their German program has really built out their study abroad program with three different programs to choose from (more details here).

Click here for the UofM’s German Department
Phone: (901) 678-2000
Address: 3720 Alumni Ave, Memphis, TN 38152

Rhodes College

Rhodes College also offers both a major and a minor in German. Their program seems like a very serious German program (they even have their own department website) with classes that have a very heavy focus on literature.

Click for their german offerings overview
Phone: (901) 843-3000
Address: 2000 North Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38112

Other learning options:

Private German lessons: 

I’m not aware of anyone teaching privately in the Memphis area. You may be able to find one through various nation-wide platforms but those can be very hit or miss.

German Clubs & Meetups:

The Memphis German Club

This is the largest (and only one I’m aware of) German club in Memphis. They get together on the first Thursday of each month for a ‘Deutsche Geselligkeit’ to socialize with other German speakers, encourage the education of German culture, language, history, and more.

Their website and calendar of events
Meeting location: 124 GE Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

German events in Memphis:


From September to November the bountiful breweries around Memphis embrace the German Oktoberfest tradition. 

Since the list is changing from year to year, I’d recommend checking the ‘I Love Memphis’ blog at the beginning of September for the latest list.

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