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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:


Saturday, June 10 11am-10pm & Sunday, June 11 11am-5pm

It's the GAI's Great GERMAN Get Together: Deutsche Tage! Come celebrate German-speaking culture and heritage through music, dance, food, drink, and fun!

Click here to plan your weekend and see what's new for Deutsche Tage 2017, as well as learn about this year's theme:

Kids 1st to 4th grade: 8 weeks; Wednesdays June 21 to August 16, 
Afternoons (TCGIS students or equivalent/advanced German skills)

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 Spring & Summer Classes

Nachrichten & Aktuelles - News and Current Events A 4-week advanced class covering current German news & events - Wednesdays, May 31 - June 21    Click here to register!

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)

Upcoming Events

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