German Adult Virtual Discussion Circle | Concordia Language Villages

Waldsee Virtual Discussion Circle | Ages 18+


German Adult Virtual Discussion Circles offer a rewarding intellectual experience through participation in a real-time interactive small group setting. The Gesprächskreis offers an introduction to German literature (short stories, novellas, novels). To prepare for our meetings, each week participants will read an average of 10 pages – auf Deutsch! The readings for each section will reflect the specific interests of the participants.

Sessions meet over Zoom on Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Central. The average instructor-to-participant ratio is 1:8.

Sections will be led by:

Alexander Arguelles, Director of German, Italian and Nordic (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish) programs at Concordia Language Villages. Alexander earned his B.A. at Columbia, his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European studies. He spent 25 years abroad teaching German and other languages and developing his own system of linguistic pedagogy and self-study.

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DISCOUNT AVAILABLE: Participants who are currently enrolled in a virtual German Coffee Hour and/or Discussion Circle are eligible for a 50% tuition discount on a subsequent virtual German Coffee Hour or Discussion Circle session when they bring a friend who has not yet attended a virtual German adult session. To receive the discount code, contact your instructor.

Concordia Language Villages reserves the right to consolidate or cancel sessions that are below minimum enrollment levels.


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