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 sponsor of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

For beginning to advanced students, our spring classes are special!

Classes for beginners are taught in a friendly and intimate setting. The sessions are 12 weeks long and gradually build vocabulary, grammar and conversation skills. 

Einfach Besser Deutsch (Intermediate)—6 week course begins April 9
Read and review current articles from Deutsch Perfekt. Discuss and practice grammar, vocabulary, and more.

Der deutsche Humor (Advanced)—8 week course begin April 13
This highly advanced class explores the topic of German humor auf deutsch.

More information and registration

Freitag Feierabend 
Friday, March 29  5:30–7 PM
Spend some time with your fellow language students to practice your German in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. More information

Schnupperkurs—Intro to German
Saturday, March 30 | 10 AM–noon  
Enjoy our Kaffeestube Breakfast Buffet and join us for a 2-hour German class where you will learn a few basic words and phrases. More information

Symposium  Modern Apprenticeship: The other four-year degree
Friday, April 12, 2019 | 6–9 PM | Free and open to the public
Learn about the German Dual Education system, an alternative to the failing “college for all” model. These “earn and learn” apprenticeships can benefit both students and employers. The symposium is for business and industry, government, educational institutions, and anyone interested in career development for young people that aligns with workforce needs. More information

Join us on an unforgettable trip to Germany and the Rhineland! More information

Upcoming Events

2019 Annual Events

FEB 16: Karneval Tanzparty

MAR 23: Pork & Kraut Dinner

JUN 8-9: Deutsche Tage

SEP 13-14: St. Paul Oktoberfest

DEC 7-8: Holiday Open Haus

DEC 14: Christmas Dinner

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Phone: 651-222-7027 • Fax: 651-222-6295 • Contact Us
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