Upcoming Events

Early Bird Discounts Expire Soon – Do Register Now

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and would like to remind you that class enrolment for the 2023 Winter Term, beginning in January, is open for registration.  Early Bird Discounts for online classes for adults are available until December 25, 2022: https://germansouthwest.org/german-language-classes-for-adults-2/. Please note that early-bird registration for in-person classes […]

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It’s Oktoberfest Time!

Did you know that Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on Oct. 12, 1810? The wedding was celebrated with multiple days of drinking, feasting, and horse races. The celebration then became an annual festival in […]

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Come and Learn German with us – Spring Term Begins

On March 14, 2021, we are beginning a new term of 10-week adult classes, and Spring classes for youths are not far behind. In addition we offer several workshops for children and teenagers during the Spring and Summer. Our next round of Goethe exams will be held in May. As […]

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Five Exciting Online Workshops for Children and Teens during the Fall and Holidays

In addition to our popular German classes for children and teens, we have developed a great series of online workshops for the term. Take a look and sign up your children and teens as soon as possible. Workshops are limited to 10 participants.  The cost for each participant per workshop […]

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It’s Time to Register for Fall Classes – Discounts for Early Birds and Returning Students

After a fun-filled summer online with fairy tales, the fairy tale route in Germany, and language classes, our hard-working teachers are back with a great schedule and fun for our German-learning students, both native speakers, heritage learners, and beginners.  Many schools started classes this week; others will begin soon.  Parents […]

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Five New Classes in July for Adults and Kids

July is sizzling hot for German studies at the German Institute for the Southwest – we are offering five new online classes this month: a conversation/literature class for adults, a fairy tale class for our little beginners of German, a story time class for native and advanced German-speaking kids, and […]

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GIS German Institute for the Southwest: German Classes for Everybody – Enroll Now

To all Students, Teachers, Members, and Friends of GIS, We hope you’re having a wonderful summer!  All of our teachers left for Germany, China, and other parts of the world to teach German, and visit family and friends during the summer.  We welcome them back, one by one, and are […]

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Volunteer for Houstonfest on February 3, 2018!

Following is a message from Rustin Buck, Director of Houstonfest: Dear speakers and friends of the German language, I would like to invite you to help promote the study of the German language in the Houston area by serving as a “judge” at the Houstonfest German contest.  Some of you […]

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