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Herzlich Willkommen beim Germanic-American Institute!

Welcome to the Germanic-American Institute. We are a Minnesota non-profit whose mission is to foster appreciation and understanding of the culture, language, arts, and ongoing history of the German speaking peoples through public educational and cultural programs.

The GAI is a co-founder and authorizer of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Our deepest thanks to the following foundations for their financial support of the GAI for 2016-2017:


Konzert mit Kantorei

Saturday, November 5, 7pm in GAI Ballroom

$20 GAI members, $25 for non-members

Lovers of choral and folk music will enjoy this evening with renown choir Kantorei. Led by Austrian music director, Axel Theimer, Kantorei will perform Volkslieder (Folk Songs) from Germany and Austria in the GAI ballroom, with additional selections from of Kantorei’s 2016-2017 concert season as well. There may be an early taste of Christmas with a few German and Austrian carols, and there will be an opportunity to do a ‘sing-along’ to a few of Kantorei’s favorite tunes. 

Donate to the Annual Fund before the end of the year to support our programming and operations!

German language education, heritage exploration, and inter-cultural understanding matter and are central to the work we do at the GAI. While we have a vibrant team of core staff, teachers, and volunteers, we cannot do this critical work without your support. Please help us meet our goal of raising $35,000 for 2017, and know that you are fueling the movement to keep German language and cultural education accessible to all Minnesotans and beyond.

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Register for Two New Upper Level Topics Classes this Fall and Winter

Fall Conversation Class: Gesprächsrunde - Aktuelle Themen

Intermediate level - Four Sessions
Tuesdays at 6pm, November 8 - December 6
(no class on Nov. 22)

Looking for a short brush–up on your conversation skills? This is an interactive conversation class where students will review and discuss current topics and news in German, with a strong focus on improving verbal language skills and enhancing vocabulary.

Winter Literature Class: Aktuelle Literatur - Lesen & Diskutieren

Advanced level - Six Sessions
Mondays at 6:30pm, December 5 - January 23
(no class on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2)

Delve deep into a work of contemporary German literature in this new advanced adult language class. Students will read Gehen, Ging, Gegangen, a novel by Jenny Erpenbeck which follows a professor’s encounters with refugees in Berlin and addresses the topic of immigration in Germany.

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Community Christmas Dinner Reservations are Now Open to GAI Members!

German for Children & Teens


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