Language classes

German Language Classes in 2021

Some of our classes temporarily changed from face-to-face to online format (via Zoom) during the COVID-19 shutdown and different delivery arrangements may continue in 2021 - please see individual class details below or contact individual teachers for more information.

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 8 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.

Not sure what level you are at? Go to this link to take a free German language test that gives you an indication of what level you are at. This will help you find the right class prior to enrolment.

Das Zentrum Membership Condition 

You have to be a member of Das Zentrum to do the courses. Membership ($50 / $30 concession per year) also gives you free access to our library resources (books, magazines, videos, DVDs...).

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

The payment for the course is paid in full to the teacher, ideally prior to class commencement. Please contact the teacher for payment details. 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 under membership.  Alternatively, we can do this in the first session. For those of you that are already members, please make sure your membership is up to date.

Semester 2, 2021

Beginning German A1.1

Course time:  Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00 pm
Course dates:  19 July 2021 - 18 October 2021 (the course will take place on Labour Day) 
Location:  Das Zentrum Australian-German Institute, Griffin Centre Level 1, Room 1.03, 20 Genge St, Canberra City
Course fee:  $290 for 14 lessons x 90 min (one session per week)

Textbooks: Menschen A1 Deutsch als Fremdsprache Kursbuch ISBN 978-3-19-1001901-3 (Hueber Verlag)
Menschen A1 Deutsch als Fremdsprache Arbeitsbuch ISBN 978-3-19-111901-0 (Hueber Verlag)

Contact:  Katja Kühner (

Enrolment deadline:  27 June 2021

Course Description

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. Anyone, from students to pensioners, is 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 8 registered participants.


Intermediate German 

Course time:  Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Start:  06 October 2021   
Location:  Via Zoom 
Course fee: $200 for 9 x weekly sessions

Course Description

The course is inclusive of medium as well as upper intermediate. We will continue with chapter 11 of the textbook Sicher! Aktuell B2.2 (for more information see 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 ).

You have the option of doing the full class or half for a reduced rate.

To sign up please send Susanne an email.

Just a reminder: You have to be a member of Das Zentrum to do the course.
Please pay for your membership before the course starts. There is information on how to do this on our website under membership).
For those of you that are already members, please make sure your membership is up to date.


Sicher! aktuell B2.2 (Lektion 7-12)
Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch mit MP3-CD zum Arbeitsbuch
ISBN 978-3-19-621207-5


Sicher! aktuell B2
ISBN 978-3-19-301207-4

Sicher! aktuell B2
Arbeitsbuch mit MP3-CD

ISBN 978-3-19-311207-1 




German Conversation Group

Group Time: Every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm at Das Zentrum. 
Course dates: starting 2 February 2021 

Location: at Das Zentrum, ist floor of the Griffin Centre in Civic
Group fee: Additionally to becoming a member, the cost for this popular group is $30 per six months. You are welocme to join the group before deciding whether this group suits your language needs.
Contact: Conny at


Last updated 30 September 2021