Arts + Culture

Martinstag, Laternenumzug and Martinsgans

On November 11, Martinstag is celebrated in Germany with many traditions.  Martin of Tours was the third Bishop of Tours in France during the 4th century AD/CE. There are many legends woven around his person.  For instance, when he still was a Roman soldier, he cut his cloak into halves […]

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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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All Fall Registrations for Adults, Teenagers and Children are Open

Our popular children’s in-person classes (ages 5-16) on Saturdays begin after Labor Day on September 10, 2022, in The Woodlands. We offer Spielgruppen 1 and 2 for 5-7 year-olds, either beginners or heritage speakers. 8-11 year-olds can choose from a Basiskurs (no German pre-requisite), or Fit in Deutsch 1.1, Fit […]

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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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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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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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