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General Information about Our Adult German Courses

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Class Locations:

Proficiency Levels.  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).  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.

Instruction Materials.  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.

Discounts. Returning students receive a discount of ten percent, and there usually is an early registration discount for each session (see below). 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.

Winter Term – 10-Week Standard – Houston – Jan 8 – Mar 14

40 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 2 Classes per week.  Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

  • Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays
    • January 8 – 10 – 15 – 17 – 22 – 24 – 29 – 31
    • February 5 – 7 – 12 – 14 – 19 -21 – 26 – 28
    • March 5 – 7 – 12 – 14
    • NOTE: Placement tests for new students are held on January 2
  • 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, December 17, 2018 (you get a $25 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, January 1, 2018 (you pay $25 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $575 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Winter Term – 10-Week Intensive – Houston – Jan 8 – Mar 14

80 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 2 Classes per week.  Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

Minimum Requirement:  3 Students

  • Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:15 p.m. (incl. 15 min. break)
    • January 8 – 10 – 15 – 17 – 22 – 24 – 29 – 31
    • February 5 – 7 – 12 – 14 – 19 – 21 – 26 – 28
    • March 5 – 7 – 12 – 14
    • NOTE: Placement tests for new students are held on January 2.
  • 20 classes
  • Each class is THREE (3) hours long and includes four 45-minute TUs
  • Monday and Wednesday afternoons 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. or by agreement
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, December 17, 2017 (you get a $75 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, January 1, 2018 (you pay $75 more)
  • Tuition: $1,195 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Winter Term – 10-Week Literature + Discussion – Houston – Jan 9 – Mar 13

Level B2/C1

20 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 1 Class per week.

Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

  • Classes on Tuesdays
    • January 9 – 16 – 23 – 30
    • February 6 – 13 – 20 – 27
    • March 6 – 13
  • 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, December 17, 2017 (you get a $15 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, January 1, 2018 (you pay $15 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $319 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Winter Term – 10-Week Deutsch Aktuell + Discussion – Houston – Jan 9 – Mar 13

This course on the A2/B1 level focuses on conversation, and includes grammar and vocabulary instruction. The bases for discussions are diverse topics from everyday life, news in the media, etc. A2 proficiency is required.

20 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 1 Class per week.

Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

  • Classes on Tuesdays
    • January 9 – 16 – 23 – 30
    • February 6 – 13 – 20 – 27
    • March 6 – 13
  • 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, December 17, 2017 (you get a $15 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, January 1, 2018 (you pay $15 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $319 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Winter-Spring – 15-Week Standard – The Woodlands – Jan 16 – Apr 24

Classes are held at Spirit of Joy! Lutheran Church, 7550 Crownridge Drive, The Woodlands, TX  77382

  • Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays
    • January 16 – 23 – 30
    • February 6 – 13 – 20 – 27
    • March 6 – 13 – 20 – 27
    • April 3 – 10 – 17 – 24
  • 20 classes
  • Each class is 2 hours long, and the course includes 40 teaching units at 45 minutes each
  • Evening Classes from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, December 24, 2017 (you get a $25 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, January 8, 2018 (you pay $25 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $575 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Spring Term – 10-Week Standard – Houston – Mar 19 – May 23

40 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 2 Classes per week.

Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

  • Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays
    • March 19 – 21 – 26 – 28
    • April 2 – 4 – 9 – 11 – 16 – 18 – 23 – 25 – 30
    • May 2 – 7 – 9 – 14 – 16 – 21 – 23
    • NOTE: Placement tests for new students are held on March 12.
  • 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, February 25, 2018 (you get a $25 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, March 12, 2018 (you pay $25 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $575 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Spring Term – 10-Week Intensive – Houston – Mar 19 – May 23

80 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 2 Classes per week.

Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

Minimum Requirement:  3 Students

  • Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:15 p.m. (incl. 15 min. break)
    • March 19 – 21 – 26 – 28
    • April 2 – 4 – 9 – 11 – 16 – 18 – 23 – 25 – 30
    • May 2 – 7 – 9 – 14 – 16 – 21 – 23
    • NOTE: Placement tests for new students are held on March 12.
  • 20 classes
  • Each class is THREE (3) hours long and includes four 45-minute TUs
  • Monday and Wednesday afternoons 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. or by agreement
  • Early Registration ends Sunday, February 25, 2018 (you get a $75 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, March 12, 2018 (you pay $75 more)
  • Tuition: $1,195 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Spring Term – 10-Week Literature + Discussion – Houston – Mar 20 – May 22

Level B2/C1

20 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 1 Class per week.

Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

  • Classes on Tuesdays
    • March 20 – 27
    • April 3 – 10 – 17 – 24
    • May 1 – 8 – 15 – 22
  • 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, February 25, 2018 (you get a $15 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, March 12, 2018 (you pay $15 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $319 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register

Spring Term – 10-Week Deutsch Aktuell + Discussion – Houston – Mar 20 – May 22

This course on the A2/B1 level focuses on conversation, and includes grammar and vocabulary instruction. The bases for discussions are diverse topics from everyday life, news in the media, etc. A2 proficiency is required.

20 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 1 Class per week.

Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX  77006.

  • Classes on Tuesdays
  • 20 Teaching Units (TU) of 45 Minutes each – 1 Class per week.
  • Classes are held at 3618 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX
    • March 20 – 27
    • April 3 – 10 – 17 – 24
    • May 1 – 8 – 15 – 22
  • 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, February 25, 2018 (you get a $15 discount)
  • Regular Registration ends Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Late Registration begins on Monday, March 12, 2018 (you pay $15 more for the course)
  • Tuition: $319 (Returning students receive 10% discount)
  • NO REGISTRATION FEE
  • Registration now openClick here to register