We offer university-level teaching
of conversational standard German language, literature,
and cultural studies, individually
tailored for rapid learning to your specific
needs, as well as small
group classes for adolescent
and adult learners.
study with enthusiastic teachers in
a relaxed and focused atmosphere.
can also expand your studies and enroll
in compact seminars in
German literature, philosophy, women’s
and minority studies, genocide and Holocaust
student can expect professional support
in grammar and syntax in general and
in specific areas, as individually needed.
have an excellent track
record in effective and efficient
test preparation for student examinations,
for example, translation exams and oral
interviews in German, by an experienced
services from English to German
and vice versa by the director,
Dr. Marion Gerlind. For further
information, please contact translation(at)gerlindinstitute.org.
Sally, and Melinda (Photo
by Jenny Hilfer)
have experience with both individual
teleconference and long-distance learning
facilitate a monthly German conversation
group, the Klönschnack,
where we discuss wide-ranging topics
of group members’ choice.
assist with cross-cultural communication
and language training for both personal
pleasure and business travelers.
your request, we can organize sightseeing
tours and/or research trips to Germany
and accompany you as tourist guides,
offering German immersion and interpretation
are showing an extraordinary Germany-related film every
other month (in German and other languages
with English subtitles), followed by
a discussion, keeping you posted on
latest trends in German politics and
In our oral
history series, we invite women
and men from our community to share
their life's stories and dialogue
with participants. Alternating
months, usually the fourth Saturday,
at 7:30 p.m.
pride ourselves with bringing unforgettable
speakers to the Bay Area, whose voices and
stories have transformed lives and ways of
thinking. See past Events.
We offer occasional German
wine tasting seminars with wine experts (in
network and provide referrals and resources.
Feel free to contact us anytime at info(at)gerlindinstitute.org.
look forward to assisting you.