The Edelweiss Club is pleased to bring you another opportunity to attend Beginning German Language classes. Classes will focus on learning new phrases and applying these new phrases to various real-life situations.  The instructor will aim to strike a balance between some grammar instruction and lots of practice with listening, speaking, and interacting.  Classes will cover topics such as greetings and introductions, getting to know someone, prices and shopping, telling time and making dates/appointments, and eating at restaurants.  No previous experience with the German language is required.  This is your chance to learn some functional German before your trip to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or Liechtenstein!

Textbook: Berliner Platz 1 by Lemcke, Rohrmann, Scherling, Köker (can be found used online for a very reasonable price)

Time: starting on October 20th and ending on November 24th

Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm
       (October 20th, 27th, and April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th)

Place: Latvian Hall, 504 Grand Ave. NE, Grand Rapids

Cost: Edelweiss Club Full Members – $30
Limited members and non-members – $70

To sign-up contact: Kevin Neitzert at or 616-331-3039

In addition, you will need to bring materials to take notes and a willingness to participate and interact with others.  Some handouts will be provided to participants and some homework will also be included in the course of the six weeks.

We have space for 16 people.  Participants should be 18 or older.  After registering, fees will be due before the first class and can be payed by mailing a check to:  Edelweiss Club,
P.O. Box 1681,  Grand Rapids, MI 49401 or by credit card using Paypal (+service fee)