At various times throughout the year, beyond regular language classes for children and adults, the DANK Haus offers a range of enrichment courses to deepen an appreciation and understanding of German culture. Read some of the course descriptions below, and watch our events page and newsletter to learn about taking part in these special opportunities. Our successful Kulturküche series is also offered on a monthly basis, to introduce people to the recipes and techniques of German cuisine.
Do you have an interest in the history of the German people? In learning more about your historical roots or ancestry? Much more than a DNA test can tell you? Join us for a series of courses that explores the history of the German speaking peoples from pre-historic times to their more recent past. Though not offered as an accredited college level course for degree seeking college or graduate students, this experience provides an excellent opportunity for laypersons to broaden their general knowledge and basic understanding of the key role the German people played in laying the very foundations of Western European civilization.
Past courses offered:
This 2019/20 semester Konflikt, Kultur & Kabarett in Weimar, 1919 to 1933 is being offered beginning on 26 September 2019. The course will run 16 weeks. Our Moderator is Mike Haas, who holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.A. in History from DePaul University.
This event will take place at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center in Lincoln Square, a historically German neighborhood.
There is a fee of $220.00 ($200 for Friends of DANK Haus members) with all materials included.