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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.

Learn German This FallGerman word art

Adult classes start September  8th!

Back to school is just around the corner, including the start of our fall classes. We will be offering 14 different sections of adult classes this fall, with both daytime and evening options. From absolute beginners to advanced students who have lived abroad, there's something for everyone!  Register today before your class fills up!

Kinder lernen DeutschKids can learn German, too!

Emphasizing fun, interactive language acquisition, Samstagsschule classes meet Saturday mornings starting September 19th. Designed for children with minimal prior exposure to German, we will provide culturally authentic, hands-on methods to develop your children's vocabulary and develop basic communication skills. For children age 4 - 8th grade. Registration due by September 12th.

Ted Taylor

Ted Taylor Rises to the Challenge!

Herzlich willkommen to GAI member and language student Ted Taylor, who recently joined the Legacy Society! His $10,000 gold-level gift contributes to the GAI's 5-50-500k Challenge, which was announced at this year's Legacy Breakfast in April. The goal of the challenge is to raise $500,000 in Legacy funds through donor gifts and pledges within the next 5 years in order to keep moving ahead with the tremendous growth the GAI is experiencing.

We are excited to celebrate the continued expansion of the Legacy Society through gifts such as Ted Taylor's, and we invite YOU to join us, too! In addition to cash donations, there are a variety of deferred giving options available. Becoming a Legacy Society member can be as easy as naming the GAI as the owner or beneficiary on your life insurance policy or IRA. Your participation will help build a dynamic GAI that will last for generations to come!

Are you up for the challenge? Contact the GAI office at or call 651-222-7027 for more information or to join.

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