Germany in the Area
There are many Germany-related organizations, groups and service providers in the Midwest. Here is a list of interesting links:
Looking for Business Opportunities?
Enlarge image Hamburg Harbor at Dusk (© picture-alliance/dpa) German companies and their subsidiaries are mainly concentrated in the Detroit and Chicago area. Information with regard to establishing and fostering business contacts between the American Midwest and Germany can be obtained from the following institutions:
German speaking physicians, lawyers, translators
Enlarge image (© REGIERUNGonline/Stutterheim) Do you want to consult a German speaking physician or lawyer?
Do you need help with translations?
For lists of German speaking physicians, lawyers. and translators please click here
Enlarge image The Goethe-Institut Chicago organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and further intercultural exchange. It offers language courses as well as workshops for teachers of German as a foreign language.
For more information, please click here (http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/chi/enindex.htm)
ZfA Language Advisors worldwide
(© ZfA Deutsche Auslandsschularbeit International) Through its language advisors, the German Central Agency of Foreign Schools Abroad (ZfA) supports schools and programs of German as a foreign language. In the Midwest, these are mainly the German Language Schools (part-time or “Saturday” schools), the German immersion schools and some American High School programs.
For more information, please click here
German Immersion Schools in the Midwest
Enlarge image (© colourbox.com) Immersion education begins with the assumption that all children can learn more than one language if they are exposed to that language in a regular and systematic manner. Key subjects are taught in German.
German Clubs, Newspapers, and Gatherings
More Americans claim some degree of German ancestry or ethnic origin than any other group: i.e. 57,9 million, 23,3 % of the total population. Over the centuries, German immigrants organized and preserved their regional customs and traditions in German clubs and societies. To this day, Germans and German-Americans continue to be very active, culturally and socially.
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In the U.S., several newspapers in German seek to inform about what is going on both sides of the Atlantic:
Enlarge image (© colourbox.com) Germans and Americans meet each Saturday from 2.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m. to practice their German and to echange ideas and thoughts. Everybody is welcome to join. No registration or R.S.V.P. necessary.