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ADULT GERMAN CLASSES

Curriculum

Adult learners have a broad spectrum of personal and/or career-oriented educational goals.  To meet these goals, DANK Haus provides immersion language classes with challenging curricula covering listening comprehension, speaking fluency, writing, and grammar.


We offer 7 levels of instruction for everyone from the true beginner to those with high school and college level experience.
  • Elementary German I (A1.1) through Elementary German IV (A2.2)
  • Intermediate German I (B1) and Intermediate German II (B2)
  • Advanced German (C1)
  • Mini Sessions with focus on conversation and grammar are offered during our Summer Semester

Adult learners are generally considered 18 years and older. Please contact us regarding attendance of high school students.

Registration

Registration for the Summer 2017 Semester is CLOSED! Sign-up for Fall Semester Classes will open in July!

By registering, students agree to our school policies (covering withdrawal, refunds, media consent).  Please take a moment to read them!

When registering for Elementary German I, immediate payment is required to finalize your registration.  For all other classes, we are gathering student's interests first and will send out invoices once classes can be confirmed on May 29th.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

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%.

2017 Academic Calendar

Classes are held by semester (Spring, Summer, Fall).

Spring and Fall Semesters are 16 sessions long and classes meet either Wednesdays 6:30-8:45 p.m. or Saturdays 9:30-11:45 a.m. 

Our Summer Semester is 8 weeks long and offers an intensive Elementary German I class that meets twice a week (Monday and Wednesdays) as well as mini courses with focus on grammar and conversation that meet once a week (Wednesdays) from 6:30-8:45 p.m.

Summer 2017

Mondays+Wednesdays 6:30-8:45pm
Intensive Elementary German I                                               Intensive Elementary German II

Wednesdays Mini Sessions 6:30-8:45pm
Intensive Grammar Review I
Intensive Grammar Review II
Beginning Conversation
Advanced Conversation

 June 5, 2017
 First Day of Elementary German I+II Classes
 June 7, 2017
 First Day of Mini Session Classes
 July 26, 2017
 Last Day of Classes

Fall 2017

Wednesdays 6:30-8:45pm
Elementary German I                                                            Elementary German II                                                           Elementary German III                                                            Elementary German IV                                                        Intermediate German I                                                            Advanced German

Saturdays 9:30-11:45am
Elementary German I                                                            Elementary German II                                                           Elementary German III                                                            Elementary German IV

 August 23, 2017
 First Day of Wednesday Classes
 August 26, 2017
 First Day of Saturday Classes
 November 22+25, 2017
 No Classes - Thanksgiving
 December 13, 2017
 Last Day of Wednesday Classes
 December 16, 2017
 Last Day of Saturday Classes

Tuition and Material Costs

Tuition for all 16 session Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced classes is $375.00.  Additional material fees apply.                       Tuition for our 8 week Summer Mini Sessions is $190.00 including materials.                                                                                            Online Reading and Writing Class tuition is $150.00

Payment is expected in full by the first day of class.

Material costs for our basic class levels vary:

Elementary German I through IV classes are working with a customized text and work book based on Kontakte, 8th edition. Text and workbook cost $100 per semester total.

Intermediate Levels are working with Stationen, 3rd Edition text book (ISBN-13: 9781285733821).  Students are required to purchase their copy on their own after classes have been confirmed.  Please take advantage of the variety of new and used books as well as ebook and rental versions available.

The Spring Semester Wednesday Advanced class with Gundula Miethke will be reading "Onno Viets und der weiße Hirsch" by Frank Schulz (ISBN: 978-3-86971-127-0).  Students are required to purchase their own copy after classes have been confirmed.

Upcoming classes

    • Monday, June 05, 2017
    • Monday, July 24, 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    NEW: Learn German at your own time and pace!

    Looking for individual as well as group activities and the chance for more one-on-one interaction with an instructor with the flexibility to work on assignments where and when you can? DANK Haus Chicago Language School is now offering an online Reading and Writing class. This course will provide students with hands-on, individual and group activities, prompt individual feedback and current course materials.

    Prerequisites: Due to the flexible structure of the course and the student-centered approach adopted for this class, students at various levels of proficiency may enroll. This class welcomes students who qualify for Elementary German III and IV as well as Intermediate German I and II. Please refer to our placement test and indicate your score when registering.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    For questions, please reach out to Dr. Miglena Nikolova.





    • Monday, June 05, 2017
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 1
    Registration is closed
    Willkommen zu Elementary German I! This 16 class course is designed for beginning learners of German. You will learn how to communicate effectively in German on a basic level while developing strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. This class will cover “Einführung A” through "Kapitel 2" of KONTAKTE, 8th edition.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Monday, June 05, 2017
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 9
    Registration is closed
    Willkommen zu Elementary German II! This 16 class course is designed for beginning learners of German. You will learn how to communicate effectively in German on a basic level while developing strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. This class will cover Kapitel 3 through Kapitel 5 of KONTAKTE, 8th edition.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 16
    Registration is closed

    Intensive Grammar Review I is designed to provide additional opportunities for practicing grammar structures introduced in Elementary German I through IV. Topics include but are not limited to:

    • Declension of nouns (The variation of the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, by which its grammatical case, number, and gender are identified.)

    • Pronouns

    • Verb forms and verb tenses (Simple Present, Simple Past, Perfect, Future I)

    • Imperative

    • Sentences with "daß", "wenn", "als", "denn", "ob"

    • Relative sentences

    • Modal verbs
    This class welcomes students testing into German Elementary II-IV levels. Please refer to our placement tests and indicate your score when registering. This class is not suited for students achieving less than 80% on the Elementary German I Level Test!


    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students



    • Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Intensive Grammar II Review provides additional opportunities for practicing grammar structures introduced in Intermediate German I through Advanced German. Topics include but are not limited to:

    • Modal verbs and other verbs requiring infinitive without "zu"

    • Infinitivkonstruktionen "um … zu", "ohne … zu", "anstatt … zu"

    • Verb Tenses (Simple Present, Simple Past, Perfect, Future I Futur II, Plusquamperfekt)

    • Passive

    • Subjunctive I and Subjunctive II

    • Subordinate clauses (Zeit, Grund, Bedingung, Folge, Einschränkung, Art und Weise, Absichtssätze)

    • Prepositions (Dative, Accusative, Genitive)

    • Negation

    This class welcomes students qualifying for Intermediate German I, II and Advanced level classes. Please refer to our placement tests and indicate your score when registering.


    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students




    • Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Should you miss to grab a spot, please add yourself to the wait list. We might be able to open a second class.

    Looking for more chances to practice conversing in German? This Beginning Conversation Mini Session provides students with structured opportunities to practice speaking German covering topics such as "Kultur und Trends", "Literatur", "Musik", "Politik und Geschichte", "Sport", “Stadt und Leben” and “Wissen und Umwelt.” The language to be studied is highly conversational and idiomatic. Emphasis on speaking requires practice in listening comprehension, hence students will also read magazine and newspaper articles.

    This class welcomes students who qualify for Elementary German II - IV level classes. Please refer to our placement tests and indicate your score when registering. This class is not suited for students achieving less than 80% on the Elementary German I Level Test.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students



    • Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Looking for more chances to practice conversing in German? This Advanced Conversation Mini Session provides students with structured opportunities to practice speaking German covering topics such as "Kultur und Trends", "Literatur", "Musik", "Politik und Geschichte", "Sport", “Stadt und Leben” and “Wissen und Umwelt.” The language to be studied is highly conversational and idiomatic. Emphasis on speaking requires practice in listening comprehension, hence students will also read magazine and newspaper articles.

    This class welcomes students qualifying for Intermediate I, II and Advanced level classes. Please refer to our placement test and indicate your score when registering.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students



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. 

Office hours are sporadic.  If you would like to discuss questions in person, please leave a message at 773.561.9181 ext.2.  We will be sure to return your call as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we will be happy to communicate with you via email.

Questions about our curriculum? Please contact Language Program Director Dr. Miglena Nikolova.

For general inquiries about programming, registration, tuition, materials and payment or if you would like to be added to our contact list - please contact Language Program Coordinator Anett Rollin.

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

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