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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.

Take us for a test drive with a Schnupperkurs sampler class
Saturday, August 29 at 10 AM or Tuesday, September 1 at 7 PM
Try us with a one-session sampler class—now live online! Led by one of our experienced language instructors, you will learn some basic German words and phrases in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Register here

Jump start your German language learning with our START 1-2-3 beginner classes
All START classes are 12 weeks long and are offered online via Zoom or in person with social distancing at the GAI Haus. If you are a beginner with no German experience or up to one year of language instruction, these classes will put you on the road to learning German! Register here

Learn Deutsch@home
Our popular online-only classes offer the same high-quality German instruction as our in-person sessions. Learn from 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. Register here

Fall classes at the GAI Haus
Fall class options include START 123 for beginners and options for intermediate and advanced students. These classes will follow social distancing protocols while offering in-person interactions with your instructor and classmates. Register here

Saturday, August 22 | 6:30–8:30 PM | Germanic-American Institute
Join us for a summer evening lawn concert with GAI favorite, Makam Baklava Turkish Music Ensemble. Orhan Ucer, Nickolai Kolarov, and friends will play spirited music that connects us to our friends across the Atlantic. Enjoy the music from our socially-distanced chairs or on your own blanket or lawn chair. $10. Register here

Street Art and George Floyd—a new multimedia project from the GAI
The GAI recently connected with the local scholars and students at St. Thomas University who created the Urban Art Mapping George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database. In Minnesota and around the world, street art has been an important outlet for citizens to express their grief, outrage, and hope about the future after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. From breathtaking murals to poignant graffiti, this collection captures the breadth of street art that has been created in response to this moment. Find out more about this multimedia project, which was inspired by the Goethe Institute’s #artbits blog. More about the project

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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