Deutsches Haus

The German House Program at Gregory (GRMN 180-001; Deutsches Haus) is an immersive language class designed to playfully introduce you to a range of topics that are left aside in typical textbook classes.

German House meets twice per week on Mondays, 5-6pm, and Wednesdays, 6-7pm via Zoom and is taught by a Penn Graduate Student, Johanna, who is a native speaker of German. German House is open to all Penn students with language skills of all levels. The only prerequisite to join German House is that you are courageous enough to speak German, and only German, for the two class periods per week.

The German House meetings fall into two blocks. On Mondays, we engage with current events in Germany and the world reading and discussing newspaper articles on a range of topics. On Wednesdays, we are getting accustomed to the German culture more closely, focusing on German holidays, food, music, or film.

Deutsches Haus can be taken for fun or for 0.5 units of credit per semester (course code is GRMN-180-001) through the Penn Department of Germanic Language & Literatures.

For more information about the program, please see the syllabus below or contact the Program Director Johanna Kaiser at sends e-mail)