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German Language Classes for Adults



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General Information about Our Adult Courses

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Click here to register and pay for all adult courses
In Houston most classes are held at the American Red Cross Building, 2700 Southwest Freeway (at SH 59 and Kirby), Houston, TX 77098. Click here for a map. Some morning classes meet at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX  77056. Classes in Rosenberg are at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1513 West Street, Rosenberg, TX  77471, and The Woodlands at Spirit of Joy! Lutheran Church, 7550 Crownridge Drive, The Woodlands, TX  77382.

Most classes for adults are on Mondays and Wednesdays; the exceptions are the Intensive Course in the summer, which takes place five evenings a week, and our special classes on Tuesday evenings.   Morning classes are from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., evening classes from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Classes in Rosenberg and The Woodlands are held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We teach all levels of proficiency, corresponding to the Goethe-Institut designations:  A1.1 – A1.2 – A2/B1 – B1/B2 – B2/C1 – C1/C2.  The objectives and contents of these courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We  use the instruction material used by Goethe-Instituts world-wide. Course materials will be made available on the first day of class; the cost is approximately $50 ($25 for a course book and $25 for a work book), if you do not have one from a prior class.  Unfortunately, the books are not available on Amazon or any other internet site.  Materials for the children’s classes will be made available, but remain the property of GIS.

Our students often have different levels of experience in the German language.  In order for proper placement of each student, we determine the level of proficiency during a special testing day or on the first day of a course, and form the classes accordingly.

Returning students receive a discount of ten percent, and there is an early bird discount for each session (see below). Please note that, in addition to the tuition for a class, there is a non-refundable Registration Fee of $35.  We reserve the right to cancel a course that does not have the requisite number of students enrolled.

Corporate Classes.  We also offer classes to your employees at your facilities at your convenience. Please contact Angelika at angelika@germansouthwest.org or 713-822-4257 for more information.

Private Tutoring.  We offer private tutoring from our highly qualified instructors on an hourly time basis in packages of ten hours per purchase.  Existing students of our institute and students enrolled in high schools or universities enjoy a discount. Please contact Angelika at angelika@germansouthwest.org or 713-822-4257 for more information.

10 Week Spring German Classes for Adults in The Woodlands (Open)

10 Week Spring German Classes for Adults in The Woodlands – March 18 to May 27, 2017

*** BRAND NEW PROGRAM – WE ARE LEARNING GERMAN – WIR LERNEN DEUTSCH – BRAND NEW PROGRAM ***

  • Saturday Classes  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • March 18 and 25
    • April 1, 8, 22, and 29 (no classes on April 15, Easter Saturday)
    • May 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • 10 classes
  • Each class is 3 hours long and includes four 45-minute teaching units
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, March 5, 2017 (you get a $15 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, March 12, 2017
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, March 13, 2017 (you pay $15 moreLATE REGISTRATION FEE IS WAIVED.
  • Tuition: $359 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • Registration is now open – Click HERE to register.

10 Week Spring German Classes for Adults in Rosenberg (Closed)

10 Week Spring German Classes for Adults in Rosenberg – March 18 to May 27, 2017

*** BRAND NEW PROGRAM – WE ARE LEARNING GERMAN – WIR LERNEN DEUTSCH – BRAND NEW PROGRAM ***

  • Saturday Classes  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • March 18 and 25
    • April 1, 8, 22, and 29 (no classes on April 15, Easter Saturday)
    • May 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • 10 classes
  • Each class is 3 hours long and includes four 45-minute teaching units
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, March 5, 2017 (you get a $15 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, March12, 2017
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, March 13, 2017 (you pay $15 more)
  • Tuition: $359 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • Registration is now CLOSED.

6 Week Spring German Language Camp for Adults in Houston (Open)

6 Week Spring German Language Camp for Adults in Houston – April 17 to May 24, 2017

  • Classes Meet on Mondays and Wednesdays
    • April 17, 19; 24, and 26
    • May 1, 3; 8, 10; 15, 17, 22, and 24
  • 12 classes
  • Each class is 1½ hours long and includes two 45-minute teaching units
  • Choice of Morning or Evening Course (Must be selected at time of registration)
    • Morning Classes from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Evening Classes from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, April 2, 2017 (you get a $15 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, April 9, 2017
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, April 10, 2017 (you pay $15 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $399 (Returning students receive 10% discount
  • Registration is now open – Click HERE to register.

German Conversation Classes – Deutsch Aktuell (Open)

***SPECIAL COURSE:  “Conversation – Deutsch Aktuell” *** – April 18 – May 23, 2017

This course on the B2 level focuses on conversation. The basis for our discussions are diverse topics from everyday life, news in the media, etc. B2 proficiency is required.

  • Class Meets Once a Week on Tuesday Evening, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • April 18, and 25
    • May 2, 9, 16, and 23
    • 6 classes
  • Each class is 1½ hours long and includes two 45-minute teaching units
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, April 2, 2017 (you get a $10 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, April 9, 2017
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, April 10, 2017 (you pay $10 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $189 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • Registration is now open – Click HERE to register.

2 Week Summer Intensive German Classes (Not Yet Open)

2 Week Summer Intensive German Classes – August 7 – August  18, 2017

  • Classes on Mondays through Fridays
    • August 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11;
    • August 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18
  • 10 classes
  • Each class is 1½ hours long and includes two 45-minute teaching units
  • Evening Classes from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, July 16, 2017 (you get a $10 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, July 30, 2017
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, July 31, 2017 (you pay $10 more for the course)
  • Tuition: [tbd](Returning students receive 10% discount)

10 Week Fall German Classes (Not Yet Open)

10 Week Fall German Classes – September 6 – November 13, 2017

  • Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays
    • September 6; 11, 13; 18, 20; 25, 27
    • October 2, 4; 9, 11; 16, 18; 23, 25, and 30
    • November 1; 6, 8; and 13
    • NOTE: First class is on a Wednesday and last class is on a Monday
  • 20 classes
  • Each class is 1½ hours long and includes two 45-minute teaching units
  • Choice of Morning or Evening Course (Must be selected at time of registration)
    • Morning Classes from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Evening Classes from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, August 13, 2016 (you get a $25 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, August 27, 2016
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, August 28, 2016 (you pay $25 more for the course)
  • Tuition: [TBD] (Returning students receive 10% discount)