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

Where the food and fun of Austria and Italy meet
Griaß-eich and ciao! This evening of food, drink and entertainment highlights Tyrol, the alpine region where Austria and Italy meet. Enjoy Speckknödel (bacon dumplings) or veggie Knödel, cannoli, and specialty wines and drinks from the region. 

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  • Conversation & Review for levels A1, A2, and B1
  • Grammar & Writing for levels A1, A2, B1 and Advanced (B2/C)
  • Literature - Book Review & Discussion Advanced level (B2/C)
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Are you interested in learning German, but aren't sure what to expect? Join us for a two hour Introduction to German class on Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m. Registration includes Kaffee und Kuchen, available from 9 to 11 a.m. Register today!

Come see what’s new in the GAI Bibliothek! Over the past year and a half, many new organizational improvements have been made to the GAI library (Bibliothek), thanks to volunteer Mark Jensen. One highlight is a special section for learners of German, arranged by reading level. Stop by to pick up your German summer reading! More info about library improvements 
Library Volunteer job description

Upcoming Events

2018 Annual Events

JAN 27: Karneval Euro-Tanzparty

MAR 24: Pork & Kraut German Dinner

JUN 9-10: Deutsche Tage

SEP 14-15: St. Paul Oktoberfest

DEC 1-2: Holiday Open Haus

DEC 15: Community Christmas Dinner

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