Looking for German Classes in Nashville, TN? 

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

Or perhaps you’ve started learning German with Duolingo, Rosetta stone, etc., but find they’re not teaching you the ‘bigger picture’ of how German actually works.

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German language classes:

Tennessee Language Center

The Tennessee Language Center or TLC was created by the State of Tennessee in 1986 to promote intercultural communication goals.

They host several 9 week German courses throughout the year for beginner and intermediate students.

Click here for info on their upcoming classes. (Beware: their interface is a bit clunky).
Phone: (615) 741-7579
Address: 220 French Landing Dr, Nashville, TN 37243

Middle Tennessee State University

Although they haven’t offered a German class to the public for a while, they do offer language classes to the public frequently, so it’s worth a check.

Click here for info on their upcoming classes.
Phone: (615) 898-2300
Address: 1301 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

German in a college setting: 

Belmont University

Belmont University offers both a Major and Minor in German. After the basic and intermediate language courses, there is a plethora of German-focused classes on literature, history and culture, and conversation.

Click here for Belmont’s German Department
Phone: (615) 460-6000
Address: 1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt students are encouraged to combine possible interest in German literature, film, history, philosophy, and music. Many of their undergraduate majors are double majors, combining the study of things German with a degree in, say, engineering or music.

Click for Vanderbilt’s German Department
Phone: (615) 322-7311
Address: 2201 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37235

Lipscomb University

Lipscomb has a smaller German department than Belmont or Vanderbilt but they do offer a minor. 

Click for Lipscomb’s German Department
Phone: (615) 966-1000
Address: 1 University Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37204


Other learning options:

Private German lessons: 

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

German Clubs & Meetups:

Metro Nashville German Meetup Group

In existence for over 10 years, this meetup gets together an ~monthly Stammtisch. You don’t have to be an advanced German speaker to attend but English is NOT allowed. It’s recommended to have some German under your belt first.

Their upcoming events are listed here
Location varies around Nashville.

Don’t forget other ways to experience German culture in Nashville: FOOD 😇

Bavarian Bierhaus

Restaurant, event center, gift shop. This place is gigantic. They have German themed everything including (most importantly) their menu with würst, schnitzel, and much much more.

It’s worth the trip to check it out.

Their website
Phone: (615) 238-0687
Location: 121 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen

This doesn’t feel quite as German as the Bavarian Bierhaus but it does feel fun. Their large bier garten is great for enjoying their abundant selection of beer and house-made German sausages.

Their website
Phone: (615) 866-1620
Location: 1004 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

And of course Nashville’s annual Oktoberfest:

Nashville’s annual Oktoberfest held in early October is a must for any Germany lover. 

Live Music, food trucks, beer, and a fun festive atmosphere.

Their website
Location: 998 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

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