Spring Spezial 2019

The GAI is offering a series of classes, short courses and special topics from March through June
From Schnupperkurs - Intro to German, to Beginner German Classes (START 1 / 2 / 3) to short sessions for intermediate to advanced speakers. Spring Spezial has something for everyone! 

Schnupperkurs - Introduction to German

Are you interested in learning German, but you are not sure what to expect?
Join us for a 2 hour Introduction to German. The course will be taught by one of our native language instructors. You will learn a few basic German words and phrases in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

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START German - BEGINNER CLASSES - 12 weeks 

START 1 (session 1 of 3)  Wed. 4/10 - 6/26/2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm  12 weeks
START 2 (session 2 of 3)  Wed. 4/10 - 6/26/2019  6:30pm - 9:00pm   12 weeks 
START 3 (session 3 of 3) Wed. 4/10 - 6/26/2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm  12 weeks
Course Fees 
  • A1 START 1 / 2 / 3 German - 12 weeks - $295.00 GAI members / $315 non-members
  • START 1 / 2 German: Kursbuch (Textbook) A1 & Arbeitsbuch (Workbook) A1, vocabulary - $85.00 (book can be used for all three START German sessions)
  • START 3 only: Kursbuch (Textbook) & Arbeitsbuch (Workbook) A1.2, vocabulary - $45.00

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Einfach besser Deutsch (Deutsch Perfekt)

The class will read and review current articles from Deutsch Perfekt, discuss and practice grammar, vocabulary, conversation and more (6-week session)
Tuesday, April 9 to May, 14, 2019; 6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Course Fees    $125.00 GAI members / $145.00 non-members   (includes all materials)

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DAS PARFUM. Die Geschichte eines Mörders; Patrick Süskind

The class will read and discuss this modern classic during the 8-week session. 
Thursday, March 7 to Thursday, May 2, 2019 (no class April 4, 2019); 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Course Fees    $155.00 GAI members / $175.00 non-members
A limited number of books are available to purchase from the GAI during registration $25.00

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Der deutsche Humor

Wie und worüber lachen die Deutschen? Dieser Frage wird im Leistungskurs nachgegangen 
Es werden verschiedene deutsche Witzarten besprochen, kulturgeschichtliche Aspekte des Humors werden berücksichtigt: worüber dürfen die Deutschen (nicht) lachen und wer wird zur Zielscheibe des Spottes. Der Kurs beschäftigt sich auch mit literarischen Begriffen "Humor", "Satire", "Parodie" u.a., und historische Highlights wie das Kabarett und Klassiker wie Loriot sind dabei ...
Saturday, April 13 to Saturday, June 8, 2019 (no class May 25, 2019); 10:00am - noon

Course Fees    $165.00 GAI members / $185.00 non-members

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    Classes will be filled according to the order in which paid registrations are received. Classes open with a minimum of 5 students. Students may join a class at any point in the semester, provided space is available.


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    Registration Information

    Course and textbook fees are due in full on the first evening 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

    GAI memberships are non-refundable.

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