We're lucky enough to live in Germany, so let's learn German.

U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria ACS offers German language classes (at Rose Barracks, Bldg. 322, and at Artillery Kaserne Bldg. 203 in Garmisch) for all ID cardholders.

The Rose Barracks class is offered every month for eight consecutive Wednesdays, with each lesson lasting two hours. The Garmisch course is held on Tuesdays from noon- 1 p.m.

In addition, all of the surrounding towns offer a Volkshochschule, (a continuing education center) aimed at teaching non-native speakers the basics of the German language and beginner courses start in the fall.

Sign up is easy, just follow the websites below and click on the "translate this page icon" or contact the facility for more information.

Volkshochschule Amberg
Raseliushaus, Zeughausstraße 1a
Tel. (09621) 10-238
E-Mail: vhs@amberg.de
Internet: www.vhs.amberg.de

The Amberg location serves the Vilseck community and surrounding areas. Sign up for the class has already begun. Class runs every Monday at 8:30 p.m. from Sept. 22-Jan. 19, with a few breaks for holidays. Classes are held at Luitpold-Mittelschule located at Luitpoldstr. 1, 92224 Amberg. Cost is about 55-65 euros depending on the number of students that sign up.

Sign up at the Volkschochschule in person, online, via email or over the phone at the below contact. Sign up in person to expedite the process.

Volkshochschule Weiden
Sedanstraße 13
92637 Weiden
Tel. 0961-48-1780
Email: info@vhs-weiden.de
Internet: https://www.vhs-weiden.de/ Location and directions found at the bottom of page.

The Weiden location serves Grafenwoehr and the surrounding areas. Sign up is now available. Check the website for details.

Volkshochschule Ansbach
Martin-Luther-Platz 1
91522 Ansbach
Tel. (0981) 51 311
Email: vhs@ansbach.de
Internet: www.vhs-ansbach.de

Ansbach Volkshochschule will begin offering classes in October, and registration is now open. The classes will be 90 minutes each for 10 weeks and cost 45 euros per person.

Community College Neumarkt eV
Garden Street 1
92318 Neumarkt
Tel: 09181-2595-0
Fax: 09181-2595-25
Email: info@vhs-neumarkt.de

Neumarkt VHS serves the Hohenfels and neighboring areas. Weekend classes will start Sept. 20, with classes meeting every Saturday (from 3-7 p.m.) and Sunday (from 9 a.m.-noon) for 10 weeks and cost 140 euros. There is also a weekday option starting Sept. 30, which lasts 15 weeks, and runs every Monday night from 7:30-9 p.m. Cost is 87 euros.

VHS Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Burgstr. 21
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Phone: (0 88 21) 95 90-0
Fax: (0 88 21) 95 90 55

Sign up now for the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area classes, which begin Oct. 8 and run through the Feb. 9. Classes are twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays for 15 weeks at the cost of 229 euros.

Learning German may be tough at first, but it will get easier. Contact ACS or your local volkschule for more information.