-Looking for some fun inspired by Texas German past and present? Look no further. The German-Texan Heritage Society (GTHS) located in the heart of the Red River Cultural District offers the most authentic German events in the Austin area. Yearound. Join us for OKTOBERFEST in the fall and get to know its Little Sister, MAIFEST, in the spring. Come back in winter and enjoy some Glühwein and real German holiday cheer at our - CHRISTMAS MARKET. All events are held on the grounds of our historical German Free School. Wander back in time and experience live music, food, and Gemütlichkeit in our beautiful gardens. Gemütlichkeit, you ask? It’s a German word used to describe a state of belonging, warmth, and friendliness. Want to learn more German words? GTHS can help. We offer German language programs for both adults and children based on worldwide recognized standards set by the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s cultural institute.
- Looking for Summer Camps for you little ones ages 3-13 years of age? We offer three camps during the summer starting in June, July and August.
- Want to know more about who we are and what we do? Visit our website at www.germantexans.org or come visit us in person at 507 E. 10th Street in downtown Austin, every Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-4pm (closed on holidays).
Wednesday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
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German-Texan Heritage Society, Austin, TX: German Language Classes
Classes generally meet once per week for an hour and a half. Courses at GTHS are aligned to the levels of proficiency, FitA1 – C2, as described by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Courses are offered during a 16-Week Fall and Spring semester. Due to cover-19 we will offer shorter classes. We offer Homeschool and Kinder classes. Our Kinder Advanced classes (ages 8 – 14) are for children who can already read and write in their native language. These courses require an amount of time outside of class as homework is assigned weekly. Following the completion of Kinder – Advanced, interested participants who keep up with coursework and participate in class are prepared for the Fit in Deutsch A1 Goethe Institute exam for teens. The courses follow chapter 1 – 6 of Logisch! neu – A1 course book and workbook in the Fall and chapters 7 – 12 in the Spring. No worries, your teacher will give you all the details. Note that the texts required for the course are not included in the tuition. Please order your (2) books online. Descriptions are under the registration links.
Academic - General
Late Elementary School