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.

German for Scholarly Reading © Goethe-Institut

German for Scholarly Reading

Do you need to learn to read German academic texts but have no knowledge of German?  If yes, our summer course „German for Scholarly Reading” is the right class for you. 
Class meets every Monday and Thursday from 11am-2:30pm, June 6 through July 1, 2019. This class will be taught in English.
Registration Deadline:  May 19, 2019

One Day Immersion © Sonja Tobias

Immersion Day

Are you thinking about taking a German course but don't know what to expect? Sign up for our Immersion Day on Saturday, July 6, 2019 and experience our teaching style and philosophy first hand, meet other potential students, and start learning German on the spot!  Lunch is included.  If you sign up at the end of the day for a summer class, you will get a $30 discount.
Registration Deadline:  June 28, 2019

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

Conversation Evenings

For our students on the B1+ level, we offer monthly conversation evenings discussing specific topics. The conversations take place on Fridays, between 5:30 and 7:00 PM. This year, the theme of the conversations is "The Year in Germany", the evenings are guided by Caroline Blank. Participation is free for students in our classes and alumnis; other participants have to pay a fee of $ 20.

Upcoming dates and topics:
May 17 - Labor Day in Germany
June 21 - June 17 1953: Workers Uprising in the GDR

Registration deadline is the Monday before each conversation evening.

Register now via email!