Specialized courses

Gespräch im Cafe Foto: Getty Images/Juice Images

Goal oriented and topic specific

We offer an extensive range of special courses on a wide variety of topics. Or are you looking for a course for your company? Or do you want to learn German in a small group?

Do you want to freshen up your grammar? Or become more fluent in conversational German?  At various times throughout the year, we offer Grammar Review courses, German for Scholarly Reading, Conversation courses, and many more.

Immersionsday: April 07, 2018

Are you thinking about taking a German course but don't know what to expect? Enroll in our full-day immersion program to experience our teaching style and philosophy first hand, meet other potential students and start your German learning process right there. Also, get $ 30 off when you register for a Goethe-Institut course after attending an immersion day.

$75 per person - Our immersion days include lunch and all materials.

Intercultural Workshops at the Goethe-Institut Chicago © Goethe-Institut

Intercultural Workshop

Due to globalization and multicultural work environments, intercultural communication skills are becoming increasingly important. Our workshops help you communicate effectively across cultures. By familiarizing yourself with the basic concept of culture, you will become more aware of differences and develop strategies to avoid intercultural misunderstandings.
Workshops are held every last Friday of the month from 9 AM - 4PM. $200 per person, lunch is included. Contact our Language Course Office to enroll!

Click here to register for February 23!
Click here to register for March 23!


Conversation Evenings at the Goethe-Institut Chicago © Goethe-Institut

Conversation Evenings

For our students in level B 2 and higher, we offer monthly conversation evenings discussing specific topics. The conversations take place on Fridays, between 5:30 and 7:00 PM and are guided by one of our teachers. Participation is reserved for students in our classes and alumnis and is free of charge.

Upcoming dates and topics:
02/23: Regierungsbildung in Berlin
03/23: Ein Wochenende in Berlin
04/27: Marx mit Caro
05/18: Lustige Werbespots
06/22: Fußball WM

Register now via email!

Reading course at the Goethe-Institut Chicago © Goethe-Institut

C 1+ Literatur: Mord in der Heimat

Wir stellen in diesem Semester verschiedene Heimatkrimis aus unterschiedlichen Regionen vor. Dabei geht es nicht nur um die Kriminalfälle selbst, sondern auch um typische Besonderheiten aus der jeweiligen Region. Da viele dieser Krimis mittlerweile auch verfilmt sind, wird im Unterricht gelegentlich auch auf Szenen aus dem jeweiligen Film zurück gegriffen.

B 2+: German Language and Culture through Film

Die Grundlage für diesen Kurs bilden deutsche Filme, die wir uns ansehen und besprechen wollen, wobei es auch um die Verfeinerung grammatischer Fertigkeiten gehen soll. Die Filme sind: Lola rennt (1998), Im Juli (2000), Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001), Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) und Er ist wieder da (2015). Unter anderem werden folgende Themen behandelt: II. Weltkrieg, Exil, DDR, Wiedervereinigung, Nationalität, Grenzen, Osterweiterung, aktuelle politische Situation, Rechtspopulismus.