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2017 Annual Texas German Society Convention In La Grange, Texas

The Texas German Society to Hold its State-wide Annual Convention in La Grange March 18 By Paul Schenck An estimated 400 members of the Texas German Society (TGS) and its seventeen chapters from throughout the state will meet in La Grange on March 18. This 34th annual state convention of […]

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Happy Thanksgiving – Our Teachers at the ACTFL Convention in Boston

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and may you be together with your family and friends in harmony and gratitude! Last weekend Ute Hoefel and Barbara Olbricht of the German Institute for the Southwest had a chance to travel to Boston to attend the Annual Convention & World Language Expo 2016 of […]

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German Institute for the Southwest the only Accredited Goethe Testing Center in Houston

The German Institute for the Southwest (GIS) is the only fully accredited Goethe-Institut Testing Center (Goethe Prüfungszentrum) in Houston, Texas. We provide qualified language classes to teenagers and adults on all levels – beginning, intermediate, and advanced – that lead to the highly-recognized Goethe exams from levels A1 to C2. […]

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2016 Reading Discovery Program Highlights Power of Technology to Enhance the Reading Experience

COLLEGE STATION, Jan, 22, 2015 — On Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m., the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, are partnering for the second year in a row to present a unique distance learning opportunity for students […]

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Houston-Leipzig Presents: Prof. Hans Boas on “Culture in Language: The Texas German Dialect Project”

Imagine yourself as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and German at the University of Texas about fifteen years ago, eating lunch in a diner deep in Central Texas. You have dedicated your life to the German language and the people who speak it, and all of sudden a couple of […]

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