GTHS Adult Classes

German language classes for adults

To register online search our classes below, or call the office at 512-467-4569.

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All Adult Classes

 

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( Killeen / Walburg )

GTHS Classes Overview

GTHS Adult Course Catalogue

GTHS has been offering German language classes since 1995.  We currently offer programming for children, teens, and adults in the greater central Texas area, as well as online. Instructors are qualified, native or near-native speakers. 

For adults, courses are offered during a 16-Week Fall and Spring semester, as well as an 8-Week semester in the Summer. There are two main types of courses offered, which can be taken independently or in unison:

 

German A1.1 – C2.2

Are German classes in a relaxed, but formal setting. Participants practice their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

    • aligned to the levels of proficiency, A1 – C2, as described by the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). 
    • 2 required textbooks
    • Considerable time requirement outside of class (at least 1.5 hours per week)
    • Courses also serve as preparation for the Goethe Language Exams. See more about Goethe Exams at GTHS.
  • If you’re not certain which level class to take, free online placement exams are offered by the Goethe Institute here

GTHS CONVERSATION COURSES

Focus primarily on student language production, and offer a space to practice your spoken German. These can be repeated, as the topics covered vary by semester. 

  • No required textbook.
  • Each class centers around a thematic unit (politics, travel, Weimar Republic, food) selected as a class by participants. Classes incorporate authentic, German-language media as stimulus for discussion and analysis.
  • There is no formal homework, but it is encouraged that students review vocabulary and expressions relating to the topic for each class ahead of time.

Class Policies

Tuition Refund Policy 

  • Members of GTHS receive a 10% discount on all classes (please call the office (512-467-4569) or email us at programs@germantexans.org for your 10% discount coupon code when registering)
  • Before the class start date – 90% of the tuition amount
  • During the first week of class – 70%
  • During the second week of class – 50%
  • No refund is available after the third week of class 

Class Cancellation and Combination

The GTHS German Language School Program reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine classes based on enrollment.

Referrals

Families or individuals whose referral results in enrollment of a new student will receive a $20.00 credit towards next semester’s tuition if the new student completes a full semester. Such referrals must be indicated on the new student’s registration form.

NOTE about our online sign up system: We utilize Sawyer, a third-party, for payment processing and scheduling. To register for a course, you will create an account in their system, and they share your contact information with us. From your Sawyer account you are able to see classes for which you are registered as well as update any information that we need on file (name, phone number, email, etc.). 

Your credit card information is encrypted for your protection, and is therefore not available to us. However, if you wish to participate in a payment plan, we require that you keep your credit card information on file with us. Sawyer does not share your information and will not email you directly.