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!

For sessions meeting through May 2021, we will be reading and discussing Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha.

Sessions meets for six Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. over Zoom. The average instructor to participant ratio is 1:8.

Summer Adult Virtual Discussion Circle

If your German could use some practice, consider spending an hour a week this summer reading and discussing texts in your field with a small circle of other academics:

Day of the week Theme
Mondays Religious German
Read and discuss texts with themes from theology and the history of religions.
Tuesdays Philosophical German
Read and discuss texts by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and other great German thinkers.
Wednesdays  Literary German
Read and discuss classics of 19th- and 20th-century German literature.
Thursdays Historical German
Read and discuss historical and biographical works in German.
Fridays Social-Scientific German
Read and discuss scholarly texts from disciplines such as linguistics and anthropology.
All summer virtual discussion circles are offered during two six-week sessions:
  • Session one: June 7 - July 16
  • Session two: July 19 - August 27

Sessions meet on their designated day from 1-2 p.m. If a session falls on a holiday or for some other reason cannot meet, it will be rescheduled for another date and time.

Each meeting will feature different German reading material, with readings outside of the session time being approximately 10 pages.

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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