SAMSTAGSSCHULE for Teens (Age 13+)

The classes focus on creating and developing German language skills for teens. The instructor builds reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking skills in a fun, interactive, and age appropriate environment.

  • German for Teens (Beginner) - Introduction to German for students who have no or limited prior knowledge. The course covers basic topics such as weather, sports & hobbies, school, current events and culture. (Text books: Beste Freunde 1- $30.00 addt'l charge)  
  • German for Teens (Intermediate) For students who have taken 1-2 years of German classes. Course is designed to build on existing language skills. Sessions will explore current events & literature and work on expanding vocabulary & grammar skills. (Text books: Beste Freunde 2 - $30.00 addt'l charge)
 German for Teens - Beginner 1/12 - 5/18 12:30pm - 2:00pm 16 weeks
 German for Teens - Intermediate 1/12 - 5/18 12:30pm - 2:00pm 16 weeks

Textbook: Beste Freunde $30.00; Tuition: $295.00 GAI members / $305.00 non-members

  • ADVANCED GERMAN - TEEN TREFF: For students with a high level of proficiency & fluency. Course is designed to maintain language ability. Limited assignments & homework - Class meets bi-weekly.
 TEEN Treff - Advanced German 1/12 - 5/1810:30am - noon 9 sessions 
No textbook required; Tuition: $175.00 GAI members / $ $195.00 non-members
  • ADVANCED GERMAN  - TEENS INTENSIV B1+: For advanced students who want to continue building language ability and skills. Recommended for students who graduated from TCGIS, have completed DSD I, or have lived in a German-speaking country. 'Blended' Course format with 90 min. of classroom instruction per week and online / independent study. (Class uses 'Aspekte Jr. B1+' materials, $95.00 addt'l charge - books can be used for multiple sessions
 TEENS INTENSIV B1+ 1/12 - 5/18 12:30pm - 2:00pm 16 weeks

Textbook: Aspekte Jr. B1+ $95.00; Tuition: $325.00 GAI members / $345.00 non-members


We are using an Online Registration process with Community Root. 

Please carefully read the following instructions before you proceed - Danke!  


Note - throughout the registration process click 'submit & continue' to proceed and use the 'back arrow' in your browser to return to the previous pages

  • Begin by setting up an account for you (and your family) - be sure to enter all family members who will attend classes 
  • If you already have a Community Root Account click the link above and log in 
    • Next, select the person(s) you want to register and submit & continue
    • You can register multiple household members with the same transaction, but keep in mind all will show up  in the same course
  • On the PROGRAMS page you click on the categories or programs drop down  
    • Choose Kids & Teens or scroll through the list displaying all the choices 
    • You can also join the GAI or renew your membership! Simply select the the membership level 
  • Select the course for registration 
    • Review your selection(s) on the calendar view 
  • On the next page click the 'Member' button If you are a current member, just signed up or renewed  your membership
  • If a textbook is indicated for the class you can select to purchase it on the next page (No purchase required if you already have the book or want to purchase it elsewhere
  • After you have reviewed and confirmed your choices enter your payment information - Credit Card or Bank Account - THIS IS A SECURE SITE - and finish your registration! 
Use the 'back arrow' in your browser if you want to go back to the programs tab or make changes


or call the office at 651-222-2979

Further Information

While your child has fun learning German, you can enjoy Kaffeestube in the main building! Both the Kaffeestube and the library will be open Saturday mornings while Samstagsschule is in session. Check out a children’s book or movie, or just enjoy a chat with other parents.

For further information, call Language Services at 651-222-2979, or email

Registration Information

Course fees are due in full on the first day of the class, unless other arrangements have been made with Language Services. Refunds for tuition only are made upon request as follows:

Refund Policy

Class canceled by the GAI:
Before first class meets:
100%, less $40

Classes open with a minimum of 5 students. 



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