Specialized courses

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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.

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German for Kids

Fridays, September 20 - November 22, 4:00 - 4:45 PM, $175
Registration Deadline is September 16, 2019.

In this fun and effective new program, your child will take the first steps and study German language and culture.  Students will learn using plays, games, and songs and will get ready for the global world of tomorrow. For children aged 5 and up.


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B1+ Versuch’s mal mit Gemütlichkeit!

Fridays, September 20 - November 22,
4:00 - 5:30 PM, $200

In this course the contents of the B1 level will be leisurely repeated, with a glimpse into the B2 level. We will practice speaking, listening and reading using selected topics, texts and videos. There will also be a lot of grammar practice, so that we can even write small texts ourselves.

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B2+ Fertigkeitentraining

Saturdays, September 21 - Dezember 07,
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, $450

We will practice the four skills of writing, speaking, listening and reading using texts, listening exercises and videos. In addition, we will repeat as much grammar as we can until we can write longer texts beautifully structured and without mistakes.

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B2+/C1 Kultur für Fortgeschrittene: Alexander von Humboldt

September 23 and 30, October 14, 21 and 30,
5:30 - 7:00 PM, $175

The Invisible Alexander von Humboldt Made Visible

Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) - animals, plant species, minerals, an ocean current, mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, rivers, parks, ships, streets, counties and towns are named after him around the world, even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. This 19th century German naturalist and explorer is all around us, yet invisible and largely forgotten, especially in the English-speaking world. This course  serves the purpose to make him “visible” to course participants, and have them connect with Humboldt on interdisciplinary levels. Especially Humboldt’s view of the interconnectedness of all things in the web of life remains inspiring to us to this day.

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Intercultural Workshop

Fridays, September 20, October 18, November 15, 9:00AM - 4:00PM, $200, lunch included

In our multicultural work environments, intercultural communication skills are becoming increasingly important. Our engaging workshops allow you to communicate effectively across cultures. By becoming more aware of your own culture and your communication style, you will recognize cultural differences. This way, you develop strategies to avoid intercultural misunderstandings.

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