Language Classes

German Language

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. They 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.

Steps to join a class:

  1. Classes are for members of Das Zentrum, and membership is required if you want to take a class. If you are not yet a member, please sign up for membership by using the link below.
  2. Unless you are a beginner, or continuing with the same teacher, please take this free German language test to help you decide which class would best suit you.
  3. You can find class details below. Contact the teacher to check availability and to sign up.
  4. Please pay the teacher in full for the course prior to class commencement.
Classes meet at Das Zentrum, which is on the first floor of the Griffin Centre in Civic.

Available Classes:

A 1.1 – Beginning German

Are you interested in learning German?

This beginner course 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. 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.

We will meet for 12 sessions of 90 minutes each, starting on 24 July 2023 at 6pm-7:30pm. Course fee: $300. Students are required to be or become members of Das Zentrum to be able to participate in language classes.

No classes on 18 September and on 2 October 2023. The last session is 23 October 2023.

Class is fully booked out.

DATES and TIMES: 24 July 2023 - 23 October 2023 6pm - 7:30pm

Please secure your place by booking through Trybooking at:

Date: 24 Jul 2023 - 23 Oct 2023
Time: Monday's 06:00pm - 07:30pm
Location: Das Zentrum
Fee $300 (12 sessions)
Materials: Akademie Deutsch A1+ - digital edition
Contact: Barbara Gatzen (

A 1.2 – Upper Beginning German

This course is a continuation of the Das Zentrum A1.1 classes from Term 1 and is open to both current students and those with an advanced beginner level of German.

We will cover a wide range of topics, from setting up home, travelling and navigating public transport to talking about health, wellbeing and plans for the future. The course will follow the EU curriculum for the German A1.2 level and cover a range of foundational grammar concepts and vocabulary. We will be practicing all these concepts both in book based exercises and through role play and active use of German language in the classroom.

We will use Akademie Deutsch A1+ as our main textbook.

Class is fully booked out.

We will be meeting once a week on a Thursday even from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Our first session will be on 27 July 2023. The course runs for 12 session at a total cost of $300. The last lesson is on 12 October 2023

Students are required to become a member of Das Zentrum to be eligible to join the class.

To register and secure your place, please go to


Date: 27 Jul 2023 - 12 Oct 2023
Time: Thursday's 06:00pm - 07:30pm
Location: Das Zentrum
Fee $300 (12 session)
Materials: Menschen A1 Deutsch als Fremdsprache Kursbuch; Akademie Deutsch A1+ digital edition (Intensivwerk+Zusatzmaterial)
Contact: Barbara Gatzen (

German Conversation Group

Every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm at Das Zentrum.
Start: Start date for Semester 1 2020 is to be advised
The cost for this popular group is $30 per six months.