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Herzlich Willkommen! For those interested in German culture and language, this is the group for you! The Goethe-Institut Chicago is dedicated to promoting German language and culture, and would like to invite all German enthusiasts to join us at our events. There will be a variety of meet up opportunities including a monthly Stammtisch, German Film screenings, soccer match screenings, as well as performance and visual arts events. The goal is to practice German language skills as well as foster an appreciation for German culture, all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Best of all, you get to meet others who share your passion for all things German!

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Goethe-Institut Chicago Deutsch-Stammtisch: SPECIAL EDITION

Everyone interested in having a conversation in German with other laid-back learners and native speakers is welcome. Feel free to enjoy a drink of your choice during our Stammtisch.

This Stammtisch will be a SPECIAL EDITION: We are going to play PASCHTopia. The interactive game challenges the participants’ creativity and problem-solving strategies. We will be working in teams of five to complete the different quests.
At the same time, your German skills will be needed and strengthened. The PASCHTopia game takes about 90 minutes so be aware that this Stammtisch will be longer than usual.
To be able to actively participate, we recommend German A2 level. But don’t be afraid, many classes and students have already played the game - let’s go!

We will send an email to everyone who replied "yes" on MeetUp with the password before the Stammtisch meets. Please be aware that we will have a waiting room in Zoom and you may have to wait a moment to be admitted if you join after 6PM. Looking foward to seeing you!

Monthly Stammtisch (in person)

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Believe it or not: The Goethe-Institut Chicago’s Monthly Stammtisch is back – in person.

Meet and mingle with German language learners, native speakers and staff from the Goethe-Institut Chicago. You are invited to practice your German in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
To start off slowly, 10 persons are invited to our Stammtisch. Please only confirm if you are really coming and sign off if you cannot come anymore.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Location tba

The next German in person Stammtisch follows at Wednesday, December 1.

For those who do not participate in our in-person Stammtisch: Do not panic. Our regular Zoom-meetings will continue, so everyone is invited to join our conversations.

Goethe-Institut Chicago Deutsch-Stammtisch

Online event

Everyone interested in having a conversation in German with other laid-back learners and native speakers is welcome. Feel free to enjoy a drink of your choice during our Stammtisch.

We will send an email to everyone who replied "yes" on MeetUp with the password before the Stammtisch meets. Please be aware that we will have a waiting room in Zoom and you may have to wait a moment to be admitted if you join after 6PM. Looking foward to seeing you!

Monthly Stammtisch (in person)

Needs a location

Meet and mingle with German language learners, native speakers and staff from the Goethe-Institut Chicago. You are invited to practice your German in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
To start off slowly, 10 persons are invited to our Stammtisch. Please only confirm if you are really coming and sign off if you cannot come anymore.

Christmas is coming, and, of course, we are going to the Chicago Christkindlmarket, so be prepared to wear warm clothing.
We are looking forward to meeting you!

Location: Christkindlmarket Chicago (meeting point tba)

For those who do not participate in our in-person Stammtisch: Do not panic. Our regular Zoom-meetings will continue, so everyone is invited to join our conversations.

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Goethe-Institut Chicago Deutsch-Stammtisch

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