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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.

So, What's a class at DANK Haus Like?

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! As you can see, classes are interactive and communicative ... and fun!

Registration

Sign-up for Spring 2018 Semester Classes will open in early December!

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

When registering, immediate payment is required to finalize your registration for most classes.  For some classes, we are gathering student's interests first and will send out invoices once classes can be confirmed on August 14th.  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%.


Available soon ... We are updating our placement tests to make them even more accurate!

Elementary German I 
Elementary German II
Elementary German III
Elementary German IV
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II

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.

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                                                           

 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

Spring 2018

Registration opens in early December!

Online Reading and Writing

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

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

 January 20, 2018
 First Day of Saturday Classes
 January 24, 2018
 First Day of Wednesday Classes
 March 24+31, 2018
 No Saturday Classes
 March 28, 2018
 No Wednesday Classes
 May 16, 2018
 Last Day of Wednesday Classes
 May 19, 2018
 Last Day of Saturday Classes

Tuition and Material Costs

 CLASS MEMBER NON-MEMBER
 16 session Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced Class $350 $375
 16 session Online Reading and Writing (Spring and Fall Semester only) $280 $300
 Summer Mini Session (8 classes) $178 $190
 Summer Online Reading and Writing Class (8 weeks) $140 $150


Payment is expected in full by the first day of class.  Please contact us to inquire about payment options.

Material costs for 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.

Upcoming classes

    • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 11
    Registration is closed

    NEW: Learn German on your own time and at your own pace!

    Looking for individual as well as group activities and the chance for more one-on-one interaction with an instructor as well as 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.





    • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 6
    Registration is closed
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY 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, August 23, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY 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

    • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 5
    Registration is closed
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY Elementary German III! 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 6” through "Kapitel 8" of KONTAKTE, 8th edition.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 9
    Register
    Willkommen to WEDNESDAY Elementary German IV! 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 9” through "Kapitel 12" of KONTAKTE, 8th edition.

    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 7
    Registration is closed
    Willkommen to Intermediate German I! This course is designed for lower intermediate learners of German. You will expand your knowledge in German and improve your ability to communicate effectively. You will also develop strategies that will help you engage in conversations with native speakers and approach authentic reading material. This class will cover “Station 1” through "Station 5" of Stationen, 3rd edition.
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    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Willkommen zu WEDNESDAY Advanced German! This course aims to further expand your knowledge of German while focusing on strengthening your confidence in the use of German in everyday situations. A communicative approach of language teaching and learning is used and a variety of stimulating oral and written exercises is employed, in conjunction with listening and reading comprehension exercises. You will read and discuss a broad variety of interesting texts. Vocabulary will be expanded and grammatical ability will be strengthened. 


    Minimum Enrollment: 6 Students

    • Saturday, August 26, 2017
    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 1
    Registration is closed
    Willkommen to SATURDAY 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

    • Saturday, August 26, 2017
    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • 16 sessions
    • DANK Haus
    • 9
    Registration is closed
    Willkommen to SATURDAY 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

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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