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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:


Only a few spots still available!

Kultur in der Küche: Holiday Cookie Baking Class

Sunday, December 11, 9am-12pm
$20 for GAI Members, $25 for Non-members
For ages 12 and up

Cook-up some holiday fun with our catering director and resident chef, Katrin Erdmann. She will lead a class on various types of classic German holiday cookie baking, including favorites such as Vanillekipferl ( Vanilla crescents) and Karierte Weihnachtsplaetzchen (Checkered Christmas cookies). All supplies and ingredients are included; you need only bring yourself and friends! 

Donate to the Annual Fund before the end of the year to support our programming and operations!

German language education, heritage exploration, and 
inter-cultural understanding matter and are central to the work we do at the GAI. While we have a vibrant team of core staff, teachers, and volunteers, we cannot do this critical work without your support. Please help us meet our goal of raising $35,000 for 2017, and know that you are fueling the movement to keep German language and cultural education accessible to all Minnesotans and beyond.

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today!

Registration is Open for Spring Language Classes!

Learn to speak German in the New Year by registering for our Spring language classes.
Whether you’re just beginning your German study, are preparing for a fluency exam, or are somewhere in between, we have a class for you. Private tutoring with GAI instructors is also available for students looking for extra practice or for those with class scheduling conflicts.

Adult Language Classes will run for 18 weeks from February 6 through June 19, and Samstagsschule for children and teens will run as a 12 week course January 21 through April 29 (no classes February 18, March 25, and April 1).

Click here to learn more and register for a class!

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