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The DANK Haus welcomes adults with all German language proficiency to learn or improve their German language skills as well as making multicultural friends in a German speaking environment. Our Fall Semester classes are 16 sessions long and meet either on Wednesday evening (6:30-8:45pm) or Saturday morning (9:30-11:45am). 

Elementary I & II 

Congratulations, you have decided to learn German!

Students in Elementary I & II are in the breakthrough or introductory stage of German language development. They learn to communicate in basic German with the help from a listener (or teacher). Students will learn to use and understand expressions in everyday life and simple sentences to achieve a goal. They will be able to introduce themselves and can ask other about personal details. After elementary I & II, students will be able to interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. 

Want to find out if Elementary I or II is right for you? Take the placement test HERE.

Elementary III & IV

Congratulations, you are sticking with it!  Don't give up, beginnings are the always the hardest!

Students in Elementary III and IV achieve basic and elementary skills in German language development. They can communicate in simple, routine situations that require information on familiar and routing matters and common topics.  Students will understand basic sentences and frequently used expressions in daily life, for example basic personal and family information, employment, shopping) and can describe simple aspects of their background, needs and immediate needs. 

Want to find out if Elementary III or IV is right for you? Take the placement test HERE.

Contact Us

We encourage you to visit us and sit in during a class.  This lets you see first-hand how the class is taught, and allows you to determine whether our curriculum will meet your needs. 

Not sure which class is the best fit for you? Try taking an online Placement Exam. If you still are uncertain which class is the best fit or you would like to learn more about the curriculum, email Danica Polanski at danica@dankhaus.com.

What's a class at DANK Haus like? Testimonials!

Please meet Isabelle Flegel - one of our great teachers - and take a peak at this short but sweet portrait of an Elementary German I class at DANK Haus (click on the image)! As you can see, classes are interactive and communicative ... and fun!

der, die, das DANK Haus - online learning community

Friends and students of the German language! In der, die, das DANK Haus we share relevant information about German language and culture as well as news about DANK Haus language courses. It is also your platform to post questions, share useful tips and resources, search for a study or conversation partner, look for and pass on learning materials ....

Hallo und herzlich willkommen Freunde und Lernende der deutschen Sprache! In der, die, das DANK Haus teilen wir relevante Informationen über deutsche Sprache und Kultur sowie Aktuelles über DANK Haus Sprachkurse. Darüber hinaus ist es eure Plattform um Fragen zu stellen, Lerntipps zu teilen, nach Gesprächs- oder Lernpartnern zu suchen, Lehrbücher zu tauschen ... Schön dass ihr hier seid!

German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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