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Deutsche Sommerschule am Atlantik

Welcome to the 35th Annual German Summer School

June 28 - August 7, 2015


The University of Rhode Island's "German Summer School" is located between New York and Boston, near various scenic beaches on the East Coast. We offer language and literature classes at all levels for three or six weeks between late June and early August. You can earn up to nine (transferable) college credits and also take the standard Goethe Institute Certificate Exams B1 and B2. Every year we serve approximately fifty undergraduate and graduate students, and especially embrace beginners. In addition to our morning core language classes, optional courses in the afternoon address more specific needs (graduate reading knowledge, phonetics, and field-specific courses in various disciplines). The academic instruction is supplemented by a wide variety of language- and culture-related activities, such as workshops, films, lectures, games, and outings. Our faculty is exclusively made up of native speakers, many joining us directly from Germany for the summer. And we take pride in offering a ratio of students to native speakers of around 5:1, which creates a friendly, personable language learning environment.

Learn German at the German Summer School of the Atlantic this summer:

  • Intensive German language instruction at all proficiency levels
  • Fully accredited courses in German language and culture
  • German-only environment with extensive extracurricular program taught by a team of native speakers (mostly from Germany)
  • Pleasant total-immersion atmosphere near Rhode Island's beach resorts
  • A learning community
  • Open to adults of all ages

Download 2015 Brochure!