Austin Adult Classes

Summer Class Schedule is HERE!

Refresh your German skills with our Adult German Language Classes

Beginning Conversational German: a 6 week class with Katharina Gruber. Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. July 18 – August 22. $80 for members, $90 for non members. No book purchase required.

This class concentrates on commonly used words and phrases and their correct pronunciation, using a conversational approach to teaching. No textbook is used, but handouts will be made available. This class is meant for those who know no German or who want to brush up on the basics. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to pronounce the alphabet and sound out word combinations, read and speak simple phrases, and be able to understand common phrases.


German I: an 8 week class with Bradley Barr. Mondays from 6:30-8:30 pm. June 12 – August 7. $80 for members, $90 for non members. Book purchase required.

This class emphasizes vocabulary acquisition, simple conversation, and structure of the German language using traditional methods of instruction. The course covers the first half of Taylor and Haas’ German: A Self Teaching Guide and is designed for beginning students as well as those who already know some German. The self-teaching guide is available from GTHS and costs $20.00. No prerequisite, although many find Beginning Conversational German helpful.


German II: an 8 week class with Margo Blevins. Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. June 13 – August 8. $80 for members, $90 for non members. Book purchase required.

This class is a continuation of the German I class and uses the second half of Taylor and Haas’ German: A Self Teaching Guide (available at GTHS for $20). The class emphasizes structure, vocabulary, and conversation and is designed for those who have completed German I or already know some German. Upon completion  of German II, students should be able to participate in basic conversations focused on traveling abroad using the present, past, subjunctive and future tenses, as well as grasp adjective endings, comparisons of adjectives, and possessive forms. Students will learn how to get around in Germany while on vacation and acquire the necessary vocabulary in group discussion, as well as in role-playing. Pre-requisite: German I or equivalent.


Advanced Grammar: a 6 week class with Leslie Decker. Mondays from 7:00-9:00 pm. July 10 – August 14. $80 for members, $90 for non members. No book purchase required.

This course will concentrate on advanced grammar concepts.  It will review some of the topics in the later chapters of German: A self-teaching guide, but the text will not be required.  The teacher will provide handouts and study material.  The purpose of this course is to learn/review some of the advanced concepts in the German language.  This is NOT a conversation class, though there will be speaking to practice the material.


To SIGN UP ONLINE please click here or call the office at 512-467-4569.

To SIGN UP BY MAIL please print out this form and send it with your check or credit card information to GTHS.