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Connecting people to a broader world through German language and culture.

The GAI is a co-founder and sponsor of the Twin Cities German Immersion School, a public charter located in St.Paul, serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Message for GAI language students:
Beginning Monday, March 23 all current language classes will transition to online / live video format during the GAI closure. If you are enrolled in a current language class, please look for an email with information from your instructor. We are also pleased to be able to keep registration open for START 1-2-3, SPRING SPEZIAL, and SUMMER CAMPS.

Language classes beginning in April will proceed as scheduled, but may be delayed if necessary, or offered in online / live video format until it is safe to resume in-person sessions. Please contact our language services department with any questions about our current and future offerings at language@gai-mn.org or leave a message at 651-222-2979. We look forward to continuing to offer high-quality German language classes to students.

For adults, START your German language learning journey here!
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Our language classes will put a "spring" in your step
Check out our classes for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. 
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NOW ONLINE: Happy Hour auf Deutsch—Freitag Feierabend

Friday, April 3 | 5:30–7 PM

Wind down your week with fellow language students and GAI community members to practice German in a fun and relaxed atmosphere—now in the comfort of your home! Bring a beer or wine to your computer or smartphone and join in the conversation, which is lead by a GAI language instructor. Register here

Saturday, March 28 | 11 AM–noon  EVENT POSTPONED  More info
Are you  eligible to be a citizen of the U.S. and Germany? German Honorary Consul Barbara Müller will answer your questions about dual citizenship and other related issues.

Saturday, March 28  EVENT CANCELLED  More info
Frühstück includes fresh rolls & breads, cheeses, cold cuts, eggs, herring, Nutella, and more! $15 adults, $7 children.

Saturday, April 4 | 10 AM–1 PM  EVENT CANCELLED  More info
Pysanky is a centuries old tradition practiced in Central and Eastern Europe. In this hands-on workshop, you will create your own masterpiece on a simple egg. 

Saturday, April 11 | Egg hunt begins at 10:30 AM sharp!  EVENT CANCELLED  More info
Get ready for the Osterhase! This annual Kinderstube event on the GAI lawn is for children up to age 7.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 5–8 PM  EVENT CANCELLED  More info
In Germany, Spargelzeit (asparagus season) is a spring-time phenomenon. Join us at the Haus to enjoy an asparagus-centric menu to celebrate spring and this amazing vegetable.ffff

Upcoming Events

2020 Annual Events

FEB 8: Karneval Tanzparty

JUN 13-14: Deutsche Tage

SEP 11-12: St. Paul Oktoberfest

DEC 5-6: Holiday Open Haus

DEC 12: Christmas Dinner

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