Email signup    

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

Our deepest thanks to the following foundations for their financial support of the GAI for 2015-2016:


The Spring Culture Series begins this February!

Join us for our first Culture Series event of 2016, a film screening of the documentary Rotkohl und Blaukraut (it's English name is "Turkish Kraut") on Friday, February 12 at 7pm.  Free and open to the public, this screening includes a post film discussion led by Maria Hoffmann, University of Minnesota PhD candidate and documentary film specialist. 

Click here for more information on the film and be sure to check out our Upcoming Events page for more of the Spring Culture Series. 

It's that time of year! Registration now open for Spring German Classes

Whether you're just beginning your German study, are preparing for a fluency exam, or are somewhere in between, the GAI offers classes for all language levels. Check out the offerings below, and register today to reserve your spot!

Adult Classes - beginning February 8th

  • G100 - Tuesday nights or Thursday afternoons
  • G100 accelerated - Monday nights
  • G200 - Monday afternoons, Monday nights, or Wednesday nights
  • G300 - Tuesday mornings, Tuesday nights, or Wednesday nights
  • G400 - Thursday nights or Friday mornings
  • G500 - Tuesday nights or Wednesday afternoons
  • G600 - Wednesday nights
  • Advanced Mittelstufe Review (AMR) - Monday nights
  • C-1 Oberkurs - Thursday nights
Children's Classes - Saturday mornings, beginning January 16

  • Fun with German (age 4-Kindergarten)
  • German for Kids (1st-3rd grades)
  • Exploring German (4th-5th grades)
  • German for Teens (6th-8th grades)

Now Hiring

Register Today

Spring 2016 Adult Classes 
(classes start February 8th)

Upcoming Events

   301 Summit Avenue • Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-222-7027 • Fax: 651-222-6295 • Contact Us
© 2014 Germanic-American Institute. All Rights Reserved.