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Connecting people to a broader world through German language and culture.

GAI UPDATES: The GAI Haus is still closed. Registration for on-site Summer Camps and summer language classes is open. Kinderstube German Immersion Preschool will reopen on August 3, 2020.

Summer classes at the GAI Haus
Registration open  | Classes in July and August

Immerse yourself in German language and culture this summer! Classes include conversation and pronunciation, grammar and writing, and literature. These classes will follow social distancing protocols while offering in-person interactions with your instructor and classmates. More information and registration

Learn Deutsch@Home
Registration open | Classes in July and August

Our new online-only classes offer the same high-quality German instruction as our in-person sessions. Learn from our experienced language instructors (via live online-classes) from the convenience of your home—whether you live here in Minnesota, or half-way around the globe. More information and registration 

Sunday, July 19 | 1–3 PM 
Enjoy afternoon coffee and cake on the GAI Lawn—refresh yourself with a slice of delicious cake or torte plus flavored coffee or Apfelschorle. Reservations required! 

"Best of" Hier & There podcast: Catch up on these highlights
Join host Günther Michael and his guests as they explore topics related to German language, culture, and the history (and future!) of the GAI. Listen here

Deutsche Tage Masks: One-of-a-Kind!
Volunteers from our board and the Damenklub are busy sewing face masks made from vintage shirts, Dirndl, aprons, and event banners that have been donated to the GAI over the past few decades. Find the whole story here

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