Studiengebühren | Tuition and Fees

The Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies provides professional university-level educational services. Our vision is to make our programs accessible to learners from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Therefore, we offer flexible tuition rates. We are committed to providing a satisfactory solution for your individual situation. Please note that our high quality programs include class time, preparation, administration, student counseling, and continuous educational training .


The Gerlind Institute accepts cash and personal checks. You may also pay via PayPal, Venmo, (phone app) or ApplePay
N.B. GICS is charged 2.9% for all PayPal payments. Please consider adding the fee to your payment. Feel free to e-mail or call for more information.

Classes:

  • Pay NowINTRODUCTORY CLASS/ “SCHNUPPERKLASSE” One hour (60 minutes) one-on-one introductory class, includes sample lesson, teaching methodology, student assessment, discussion of your objectives and scheduling: $40.

  • Pay NowINDIVIDUAL CLASSES (ONE-ON-ONE) The fastest way to learn German at your own pace and timing, focusing on your specific objectives. Tuition is calculated for classes on an ongoing basis (short, intermediate, long, and open-ended terms available): $95 per 60 minutes

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    SEMI-PRIVATE CLASSES (MINIMUM TWO STUDENTS) An effective way of studying German in a small group of highly motivated learners. Classes consist of students with similar skill levels and goals to create a dynamic learning environment: $50 per student per 60 minutes / $70 per student per 90 minutes

  • Pay NowSMALL GROUP CLASSES (MINIMUM THREE STUDENTS) An effective way of studying German in a small group of highly motivated learners. Classes consist of students with similar skill levels and goals to create a dynamic learning environment: $50 per student per 60 minutes /$70 per student per 90 minutes

Seminars / Events:

  • Pay NowExperience Germany Differently 2022! Six two-hour session Preparatory Workshop prior to our Germany tour. $300.

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    KLÖNSCHNACK Our monthly German conversation group, Klönschnack is open to the public. We request a donation: members $5, non-members $10-20. No one turned away for lack of funds.

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    FILMNACHT every other month, we have the screening of a Germany-related film followed by a discussion facilitated by Marion Gerlind. Suggested donation: members $10, non-members $15-20. No one turned away for lack of funds.

  • Pay NowORAL HISTORY presentations and dialogue with community members. Alternating months, usually the fourth Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Gerlind Institute for Cultural Studies in Oakland, or a co-sponsoring venue or via ZOOM. Suggested donation:  members $10, non-members $15-20. No one turned away for lack of funds. 
    See our Members Page to make a tax-deductable contribution.

Other Services

Pay NowTRANSLATION SERVICES We offer translations from English to German / German to English at $50/hour. Rates vary according to client's budget and the nature and difficulty of the document(s). A fixed rate can also be negotiated for long documents and special projects. $50 minimum applies.