Language classes

German Language Classes starting in Semester 1, 2018

(subject to availability & demand – please revisit our webpage as more details become available)

 

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm Continuing German 2 (A2.1)

with teacher Renate Wolf, renatewolf81@gmail.com

 

Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm Lower Intermediate German 1 (B1.1) 

with teacher Renate Wolf, renatewolf81@gmail.com 

 

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm Intermediate German 

with teacher Susanne Gross, gross.susanne@gmail.com 

 

Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm Beginning German 1 (A1.1) 

with teacher Eugenia Bogomolova, janeka16@gmail.com

 

Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm Beginning German 2 (A1.2) 

with teacher Eugenia Bogomolova, janeka16@gmail.com

 

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm    German conversation group continues weekly at Das Zentrum. The cost for this popular group is $30 per six months. Contact Conny (schueritz@outlook.de) for more details. 

 

More details on classes are below.

 

 

 

Do you speak German ?  A little bit?  Or actually pretty well?  No matter – Das Zentrum’s language classes have something on offer to suit your needs.

 

Our experienced, highly qualified teachers teach in a small group environment (class size 10 to 14 students) to ensure individual attention and to make the most of your ability and potential.  Our teachers are either native speakers, or have lived and worked for several years in the German-speaking regions of Europe and have extensive training and experience in both teaching German as a second language, and conveying the cultures of German-speaking societies in Europe.

 

Membership:  Course participants must also become members of Das Zentrum.  Membership per annum is $50 ($30 Concession) and gives you free access to our library resources (books, magazines, DVDs). 

If you are a new member, please pay for your membership before the course starts.  There is information on how to do this on our website: (http://www.daszentrum.org.au/content.php/category/id/52).

Alternatively, we can do this in the first session.  For those who are already members, please make sure your membership is up to date.

 

Location:  Classes are held in our room which is on the first floor of the Griffin Centre at 20 Genge Street in Civic.

 

Enrolment:  To register / enrol for a course, or for further information on a particular course please contact the relevant course teacher with your contact details (name, email and phone number).

The payment for the course is due in, or prior to, the first lesson (cash please).  

 

Enquiries:  For general language course enquiries or information about Das Zentrum , please contact us at das.zentrum@iinet.net.au.

 

 

Semester 1, 2018

 

Continuing German 2 (A2.1)

Monday, 6.30-8.30pm

Start date: 29 January 2018

Cost: $270 for 15 lessons

Textbook:  Menschen A2 by Hueber (text book: http://www.bookdepository.com/Menschen-Charlotte-Habersack-Angel-Pude-Franz-Specht/9783191019020?ref=grid-view , work book: http://www.bookdepository.com/Menschen-Ann-Breitsameter-Sabine-Glas-Peters-Angel-Pude/9783191119027?ref=grid-view)

 

This is a class intended for those who have already done beginner's level German (A1). This course covers the first half of the A2 level with the possibility of continuing on to complete the level in another 14 week course. By the end of this course, you will be able to understand sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics directly related to your circumstances, surroundings and background. You will also be able to make yourself understood in simple, routine situations and deal with a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics.

 

Lower Intermediate German 1 (B1.1)

Tuesday, 5.30-7.30pm

Start date: 30 January 2018

Cost: $290 for 16 lessons

Textbook:  Menschen B1 by Hueber (text book: https://www.bookdepository.com/Menschen-Johanna-Spyri/9783191019037?ref=grid-view&qid=1512358356524&sr=1-1, work book: https://www.bookdepository.com/Menschen-Christoph-Wortberg/9783191119034?ref=grid-view&qid=1512358404171&sr=1-2 )

 

This is a class intended for those who have already done level German A1 (breakthrough or beginner) and A2 (waystage or elementary). This course covers the first half of the B1 level with the possibility of continuing on to complete the level in another 14 week course. By the end of this course you will be able to understand key elements of discussions on everyday topics, and know how to communicate important points associated with travel in a German-speaking country. You will be able to write basic texts on common issues or about yourself. You will also be able to give explanations about events or other situations, and to justify your opinions.

 

Intermediate German

Wednesday, 6-8pm

Start: 7 February 2018

Cost: $250 for 14 two-hour weekly sessions

 

Intermediate is a broad term! This course is inclusive of medium as well as upper intermediate. We will be continuing our work with chapter 5 / 6 of the book Aspekte Neu B2 (for more information see details below). In addition, we will also deal with topics or structures as they arise from the class. There is no formal placement test so if you are not sure if this is the right level for you please have a chat to me about it. Feel free to contact me as well if you have any further questions (Susanne Gross gross.susanne@gmail.com ).

If I need to cancel a class due to illness I will contact you via email so please provide the email address that you check regularly. The missed class will then be made up at the end of the semester.


We meet at Das Zentrum, which is on the first floor of the Griffin Centre in Civic. To sign up please send me an email with your contact details. If there is a place available you will receive a confirmation via email.

 

Textbook:  Aspekte Neu B2

 

Option 1:  Buy one book that includes the second five chapters of both the textbook and the workbook. This is all you will need for the semester.

Aspekte neu B2 Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, Teil 2  ISBN 978-3-12-605028-9

 

Option 2:   Buy textbook with chapters 1-10 and workbook with chapters 1-10 as two separate books (see ISBN below). While we will mainly cover chapters 6-10 during this semester you might want to catch up on material covered in the previous semester.

Aspekte neu B2 Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD     ISBN 978-3-12-605026-5

Aspekte neu B2 Lehrbuch                                ISBN 978-3-12-605025-8

 

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY ALL THREE BOOKS!

 

 

Beginning German (A1.1)

Thursday, 6.00-7.30pm

Start date: 8 February 2018

Cost: $250 for 18 x 1.5 hour sessions (1 session per week)

Textbook:   A1 Menschen Kursbuch: Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Hueber Verlag) / A1 Menschen Arbeitsbuch: Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Hueber Verlag) (these can be ordered at: www.bookdepository.com/Menschen-SandraEvans/9783191019013, www.bookdepository.com/Menschen-SabineGlas-Peters/9783191119010)

 

Contact: Eugenia Bogomolova on janeka16@gmail.com

 

Would you like to start learning German? Then this course is ideal for you! It is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of German and wish to achieve basic language skills for the purposes of communication, study, travel or enjoyment. Students, pensioners, public servants with flex-time are all welcome to enrol.

 

You will learn how to use everyday expressions and simple sentences to be able to satisfy concrete needs; ask others simple questions and respond to their questions. By the end of this course you will develop basic conversation, reading and writing skills.

 

No prior knowledge is necessary, but even if you have a little knowledge of German this might be the right class for you.

Please note that the course will take place only if there are at least 10 registered participants.

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Beginning German (A1.2)

Thursday, 7.45 - 9.15pm

Start date: 8 February 2018

Cost: $250 for 18 x 1.5 hour sessions (1 session per week)

Textbook:   A1 Menschen Kursbuch: Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Hueber Verlag) / A1 Menschen Arbeitsbuch: Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Hueber Verlag) (these can be ordered at: www.bookdepository.com/Menschen-SandraEvans/9783191019013, www.bookdepository.com/Menschen-SabineGlas-Peters/9783191119010)

 

Contact: Eugenia Bogomolova on janeka16@gmail.com

This course is the second semester of the Beginning German Class. It is designed for those who already have some basic German knowledge and would like to continue learning German without starting from the very beginning.

 

This course builds up on the course “Beginning German A1.1”, which ran last semester. During the course, you will extend your vocabulary and learn new grammatical constructions in order to actively engage in everyday activities both in personal and business settings ranging from ordering meals in a restaurant to finding your way in a city and booking train tickets.

 

New students are welcome to join the class, however, they need to have appropriate knowledge.

Please note that the course will take place only if there are at least 10 registered participants.

 

 

German Conversation group

 

Every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm at Das Zentrum. 

The cost for this popular group is $30 per six months. 

Contact Conny (schueritz@outlook.de) for more details.

 

 

Last updated 04 April 2018