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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 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 foundation for their financial support of the GAI for 2016-2017:


Craft Beer & Sausage Sampler: Member Night

Friday, July 14, 6-9pm
(Food served until 8pm)

Spend an evening on the GAI grounds sampling craft beer from local breweries and different artisan sausages. This year's featured breweries are our Saint Paul neighbors: Bad Weather Brewing, Tin Whiskers Brewing, and Summit Brewing Company.

Click here to learn more!

Wiener Kaffeehaus

Sunday, July 23, 2-4pm
2pm: Presentation
3pm: Kaffee service (mit Torte!)

Enjoy a presentation and authentic cultural experience at our Wiener Kaffeehaus (Viennese Coffee House). Attendees will learn about Vienna's Kaffeehaus Kultur from GAI member and Vienna native, Monika Fulton. Afterward, guests will order coffee from a 'Karte' and experience the ritual of sipping a coffee specialty while enjoying a slice of Torte. Registration for this special event includes the presentation, Kaffee, and Sachertorte!

Snag your spot today!   

Teens: One week Monday - Friday            August 21-25
9:00am - noon

Programs are for students with prior German knowledge who want to maintain & enhance language skills over the summer months. 

Courses are taught in a classroom setting and will focus on speaking & vocabulary and listening & reading skills.

Click the link for more information & to register SOMMER-SCHULE 2017

Weekly Summer Language Camps also available starting June 19.

Register NOW for Summer Classes

Summer Classes for Adults starting in July

G100 Beginner German Class - 18 weeks; class meets 1x week on Tuesdays, starting July 18

Conversation & Review classes for Grundstufe (Beginner), Mittelstufe (Intermediate), and Oberstufe (Advanced) 

Literature classes for Grundstufe (Deutsche Märchen & Geschichten), Mittelstufe (Tschick; W. Herrndorf), and Oberstufe (Die Wahrheit und andere Lügen; S. Arango)

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