Friendship club starts second semester for German classes end of August

Petra Lessoing
Kaiserslautern American

The German-American Friendship Association Siegelbach starts the second semester of German classes the last week of August and first week of September.

“Twenty years ago we started our first week of German classes for our American friends,” said Erhard Weber, president of GAFAS.
Regardless, if people are new in Germany and have no German skills, or if they already learned some German in the states, they can get tested to find them the right class.

“We want our American friends to have a more exciting stay in Germany by getting to know the area and being able to communicate with Germans and making friends for a lifetime,” said Mr. Weber.

All German classes take place in the Siegelbach Hauptschule. They meet as follows:

Beginners’ classes:
•7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays; Aug. 30 to Dec. 6
•6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; Aug. 31 to Dec. 7
•6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; Sept. 1 to Dec. 15
t8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays; Sept. 1 to Dec. 8

Intensive beginners’ class:
•8 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Sept. 12 to Dec. 21

Advanced classes:
•6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; Aug. 30 to Dec. 6
•7 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays; Sept. 9 to Dec. 16
•6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays; Sept. 12 to Dec. 18
•8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Sept. 13 to Dec. 12

The intensive class meets twice a week and costs €130. Classes meeting once a week cost €65. Books cost about an additional €35.
For more information on classes and to register by Aug. 25, call Mr. Weber at 06301-8327, Christian Schimmel at 06374-5467 and Anne and Bill Smith at 06371-617022.

For more information on the association, visit