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Upcoming German Classes

Varied, specific, one-time classes with a variety of topics.

Some of them will be grammar-based, some for speaking practice and improvement, and others for Landeskunde (applied geography).


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Sunday afternoon Kaffee + Puzzle Booklet

Sonntag, den 12. Dezember

um 14 Uhr CST

Sunday, December 12th at 2 pm Central.

Download a booklet of 13 puzzles and word games on the themes of Chanukkah, Advent/Christmas, New Year's Eve and more.

Then join us on December 12th for a special Adventskaffee, an Advent Coffee Hour.

Read more and register here.


***German swear words insults negative character descriptions coverComing 2022***

Will likely be on a Saturday at 11 am Central.

 

As you can read in this blog post, there are two reasons why I teach German swear words:

1. So you don't misuse naughty words.

2. So you know what's going on around you.

In this course we'll cover:

  • the one and only acceptable German curse word and how to pronounce it correctly.
  • a handful of insults and gestures which could land you in court.
  • how to describe that negative Nelly who really gets your goat--in German!

Registration will open a couple of weeks before the class.

Easy German Book Klub A1-A2 German LearnerDate TBD

Will likely be on a Saturday at 11 am Central.

This popular Büchergemeinschaft is coming back!

This is all about reading an easy book in German and enjoying the discussion. In the past we've read

Der Schatz von Hiddensee

Spannende Tour im Schwarzwald

and Blinder Passagier

We'll be branching out to other books and stories next, discovering books from different publishers. It's a whole lot of fun and a great time to spend with other German learners.

Registration will open a couple of weeks before we meet. You should plan a couple of hours to read the book before the Klub meets. 

Previous German Classes

Here for the Right Riesling ClassOctober 16, 2021

11 am Central time, 90+ minutes

Join German learners and Sommelier Adam Knoerzer from Burghundy, LLC.

You'll be provided with a link to order the wine we'll be tasting, German wine vocabulary, and a whole heap of knowledge about Riesling!

What students said about this class:

"The thing I loved most was getting to know more about a part of the country (Germany) I so love and the language I am trying so hard to learn as an adult. It was fun, inspirational and motivating."

"I really enjoyed the Riesling event. Our host was charismatic, capturing his audience with his extensive knowledge of wine in Germany. It was a casual discussion, with attendees comfortable with sharing stories and asking questions. And the Riesling wasn’t half bad either. Thanks again to Nicole for putting on an amazing event! Can’t wait for the next one."

 

This student, who doesn't like the taste of alcohol and drank sparkling apple juice in class, enjoyed it, too:

"I enjoyed the whole class, but I really learned something in the "tasting" part. Even though I was using my alcohol free apple juice - using the tasting instructions - I was able to appreciate more the flavors in the apple juice (if that makes any sense!)"


"The participants of the class were diverse group, from many locales, of different ages and life experience. This made it wonderful to hear the shared experiences in the class and hear their diverse thoughts. We learned a lot about Riesling and it was just plain fun!"

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