Deutsches Haus

The German House program at Gregory offers students exposure to German language, film and culture. Beginners learn from more advances students, and all enjoy a relaxed environment for maintaining or improving their German language skills.

Deutsches Haus is proud to be able to offer students the option of enrolling in German 180, German in Residence through the Penn Department of Germanic Language & Literatures for 0.5 units of credit, syllabus can be found below. While many students enroll for credit, you are welcome to participate for fun or attend select events!

Our recurring weekly events (note: listed days times are for the Spring 2018 semester) include:

Stammtisch: Food is an axiom of any culture and Germany is no exception. We meet in the basement of the 1920s Dining Commons on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 pm. The language around the table is, of course, Deutsch.  If there is a film screening on a given week, we will watch the film over dinner and discuss. Note: you do not need a university meal plan to participate - you can take out food from commons, purchase food from one of the restaurants, or bring your own!

Kaffeestunde: We meet on Mondays from 8:00-9:00 pm in the Gregory Greenhouse to converse in German about everyday life or current events that interest us.  During coffee hours, we will often play German board games or read short articles from German publications, and take trips to local cafes for a change in scenery. Students' suggestions are always welcome!

Filmabend: Four film screenings are scheduled for 8:00 pm on Mondays, presenting contemporary German-language films that range from comedy to drama on the big screen in the basement of Class of 1925. Bring dinner to eat as we watch - followed by discussion.

Please check the Deutsches Haus calendar, below, for times and locations of special events, or for rare changes or cancellations. For more information about the program, please contact the Deutsches Haus Program Director Evelyne Brie at