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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 foundation for their financial support of the GAI for 2016-2017:


Pysanky: Eastern European Egg Decorating 

Saturday, April 1, 2-5pm 
$20 GAI members, $25 non-members
Pre-registration required; Ages 14+

Join us for an interactive workshop on the art of Pysanky. Learn how to use wax, traditional tools, and a succession of dyes to create multicolored motifs and patterns on hand-blown eggs. 

To register, click here!

Prep Class: AP German Exam

Saturdays, April 8, 22, and 29 (no class April 15) 
9:00am - noon

Back by popular demand, the GAI is offering a preparatory course for students planning to take the Advanced Placement German Language and Culture exam this spring. This course is designed for students who already have advanced German language skills and are specifically looking to prepare for the AP exam. Instruction will be in German.

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One week Mon - Fri; June 19-23 or Aug. 21-25
9:00am - noon

This intensive week-long program is for students who want to sharpen and improve their German skills over the summer. This class is designed for students who have completed German 3 or equivalent. 

The course will focus on grammar, vocabulary and speaking skills - topics will include 'Sport & Spass'; 'Feiern & Ferien'; 'Familie & Geschwister' and more. 

Register your teen today!

Spring Spezial - Short Classes & Special Topics

This spring the GAI is offering a series of special classes and programs including: 

  • Schnupperkurs A 2-hour intro to German, includes Kaffeestube breakfast - Saturday, April 8
  • G100 - Beginner German Class - Tuesdays, April 18 - Aug. 29
  • Gesprächsrunde - Spring Conversation 4-week intermediate conversation class - Wednesdays, April 19 - May 10
  • Nachrichten & Aktuelles - News and Current Events A 4-week advanced class covering current German news & events - Wednesdays, May 31 - June 21

Click here to register!

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