German Classes

The Spring semester for adults begins on January 13 and continues until the week of April 15, with a week off for parades/Mardi Gras. In addition, the Saturday classes won’t meet the Saturday before Easter, March 30. See the schedule below for the detailed list of classes being offered this spring.

In 2024, we are changing to a three semester per year schedule. The spring and autumn semesters will be 13 weeks long, and the summer semester length is TBD, pending teacher availability. We will continue to divide each level into four classes, so it will take longer to complete the first pass through a level. Our hope is that the change to longer semesters will allow the teachers to cover the material in greater depth so that more students can complete a level without repeating multiple classes.

There are 2 classes for Children this semester. Note that the kid’s classes have different start and end dates. Further details are posted on the Children’s page. *Details on Children’s page Here*

Important: Classes require textbooks except for Intermediate Conversation. Details on textbook page here. Textbooks can take a few weeks to arrive, so order as soon as you can.

Details below for Free and Fun activities.

Some language hints – all about Cognates HERE

German Language classes FOR ADULTS

The Spring Semester will begin on January 13. All classes will be in person at the Haus.

Tuesday classes will be off Mardi Gras day. Wednesday and Thursday classes will be off the week before Mardi Gras.

Saturday classes will be off the Saturday before Mardi Gras and the Saturday before Easter.

More on curriculum here.

More on textbooks here.

Details on class size, refund policy and all the policy details here.

class schedule SPRING 2024 Adults

A1.1 – Beginner sequence, Course 1, 1st of 5 Courses
Thursday, 5:00 pm-6:30 (Starts January 18)
Saturday, 9 am-10:30 (Starts January 13)

A1.2 – Beginner sequence, Course 2, 2nd of 5 Courses
Thursday, 6:30 pm-8:00 (Starts January 18)

*Cancelled* A1.3 – Beginner sequence, Course 3, 3rd of 5 Courses
Tuesday, 4:30 pm-6:00 (Starts January 16)

A1.4 – Beginner sequence, Course 4, 4th of 5 Courses
Wednesday, 6:15 pm – 7:45 (Starts January 17)

A1 Comprehensive – Beginner sequence, Course 5, 5th of 5 Courses (Optional)
Course is not taught this session

A2.1 – Elementary sequence, Course 1, 1st of 5 Courses
Tuesday, 6:15 pm – 7:45 (Starts January 16)

A2.2 – Elementary sequence, Course 2, 2nd of 5 Courses
Saturday, 1:00 pm – 2:30 (Starts January 13)

B1.4 Intermediate sequence, Course 4, 4th of 5 courses
Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Starts January 13)

B1 Comprehensive – Intermediate sequence, Course 5, 5th of 5 Courses
Course is not taught this session

Intermediate Conversation
Wednesday, 4:30 pm-6 (Starts January 17)
(Requires completion of B1 level or approval of teacher) For teacher approval, email, stating your desire to join the class and outlining your previous German language experience. Please also provide your phone number so the teacher can contact you if necessary for more information. We will respond with approval.

Tuition prices – adults

  • Adults: Regular 13 week classes
    • $240 – Deutsches Haus Non-Members
    • $215 – Deutsches Haus Members

A convenience fee of approximately $5 will be added to the price when paying online.

Registration for Spring classes is now open here.

Private lessons may also be available.

For more information or for questions, please email:
   German Class Coordinator


In 2024 we will change to three 13 week semesters. The planned dates for the 2024 adult language sessions are:

SessionBegins Week ofEnds Week ofNotes
SpringJanuary 16April 16Week off for Mardi Gras/Parades
SummerMay 7July 30
AutumnAugust 27November 19


German Folk SINGING

Liederkranz is back! A new opportunity to practice German is a German Folk Sing-A-Long or Liederkranz . Not a German language class. It’s just for fun. With an emphasis of singing songs “auf deutsch”, the goal is to honor the German heritage that is remembered in old German folk songs, with perhaps a passing nod to more current German melodies.   Free and open to the public.  Just for fun – come and sing. Those learning German might find it helpful for practicing German pronunciation and learning about German culture. On the third Thursday evening of the month. See this month’s schedule here.

A German Detective series on PBS

WYES Passport Members can watch the two season series “Luna and Sophie“. in German with English subtitles.  Still available on PBS streaming.  Luna Kunathr and Sophie Pohlmann are best friends and polar opposites.  They are also partners in solving crimes. Set in Potsdam, near Berlin.  German with English subtitles.

German Book CLub

Date and time for the 2nd book meeting has not been picked yet. Check back for information on our next Book Club meeting. More Details Here

German Movies at the Haus

Twice a month on Kino night. See this month’s schedule here.


Meet with other German speakers for an hour of open conversation at the Haus, two Sundays a month. Check the newsletter for the dates and times.