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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). 

Intermediate I 

Congratulations, you are now a basic German speaker!

Students in Intermediate I are basic German speakers who want to become more confident and independent German speakers. In this class, students will learn to understand the main points on familiar matters in daily life, at work, at school or during free-time. They will be able to communicate in situations while traveling to Germany and write simple connected texts on familiar topics or topics of personal interest. It will also enable the student to describe experiences and events and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. 

Intermediate II 

Congratulations, you are becoming an upper intermediate German speaker!

In this class, students will learn to understand the main ideas of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics. Students will be able to communicate with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interactions with native speakers much easier. After this class, students will be able to write clear and detailed texts on a wide range of subjects to explain their viewpoints. 


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!

Placement Tests

Are you joining us with previous learning German experience or are you a continuing student but not sure whether moving on to the next level is right for you?  Please take our placement tests to find the class level that fits your needs best.  Begin with Elementary German I and move on to the next test as you score 80% and more.  We recommend to register for the class level of the test in which you achieved less than 80%.

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!

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4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

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