Language Classes

German Language
Classes 

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 – Absolute Beginner German

Are you interested in learning German? This beginner course is for absolute beginner 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.

TIMES: We will meet for 10 sessions of 90 minutes each, starting on 25 July 2024 at 7:00pm-8:30pm.

We need a minimum of 8 people to be able to run a class. Max number of students per class is 16. For insurance reasons, all students have to become members of “Das Zentrum” to be eligible to join our language classes.

We use Akademie Deutsch series as our main textbooks. Textbooks are not included in the course fee and need to be purchased separately.

COURSE FEES: $300 ($250 for 10 sessions and $50 annual membership fee). Students who are eligible for concessional membership or members who are already financial beyond 31 March 2024 will receive a refund of the applicable amount of the membership fee.

Times and Dates as indicated currently - TBC.

To sign up and secure your place, please go to Trybooking

For insurance reasons, students must be a member of Das Zentrum to be eligible to join the class.

Course fees are not refundable unless course gets cancelled.

Date: 25 Jul 2024 - 26 Sep 2024
Time: Thursday's 07:00pm - 08:30pm
Location: Das Zentrum
Fee $300 ($250 for 10 sessions and $50 annual membership fee).
Materials: Akademie Deutsch A1+ digital edition (Intensivwerk+Zusatzmaterial)
Contact: David Göbel (das.zentrum@iinet.net.au)

A 2.1: Upper Beginner German

This course is a continuation of the Das Zentrum A1.2/2 class from Term 1 this year and is open to both new and current students.

Not sure if this course is for you? You can do the Hueber Language test here: Akademie Deutsch Language Level Test

We cover a wide range of topics, from setting up home, travelling and navigating public transport, health and wellbeing, studying and working in Germany, plans for the future and more. The course covers foundational grammar concepts and vocabulary for level A2. 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 use Akademie Deutsch series as our main textbooks. We will be starting with Chapter 8 in Akademie Deutsch A1+ and then use Akademie Deutsch A2+ as the course progresses. Textbooks are not included in the course fee and need to be purchased separately.

TIMES and DATES: Thursdays, 25 July - 26 September, 5:20pm-6:50pm.

COURSE FEE: $300 ($250 for 10 sessions and $50 annual membership fee). Students who are eligible for concessional membership or members who are already financial beyond 31 March 2024 will receive a refund of the applicable amount of the membership fee.

To sign up and and secure your place please go to Trybooking.

For insurance reasons, students must be a member of Das Zentrum to be eligible to join the class.

Course fees are non refundable unless course gets cancelled.

Date: 25 Jul 2024 - 17 Oct 2024
Time: Thursday's 05:20pm - 06:50pm
Location: Das Zentrum
Fee $300 ($250 for 10 sessions and $50 annual membership fee).
Materials: Akademie Deutsch A2+ digital edition (Intensivwerk+Zusatzmaterial)
Contact: David Göbel (das.zentrum@iinet.net.au)

A 1.1 – Continuing Beginner German

Course is booked out. Are you interested in learning German? This beginner course is a continuation of the A1.1 course of Term 1. it is designed for beginner students with some 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.

TIMES: We will meet for 10 sessions of 90 minutes each, starting on 3 June 2024 at 5.30pm-7:00pm.

We need a minimum of 8 people to be able to run a class. Max number of students per class is 16. For insurance reasons, all students have to become members of “Das Zentrum” to be eligible to join our language classes.

We use Akademie Deutsch series as our main textbooks. Textbooks are not included in the course fee and need to be purchased separately.

COURSE FEES: $300 ($250 for 10 sessions and $50 annual membership fee). Students who are eligible for concessional membership or members who are already financial beyond 31 March 2024 will receive a refund of the applicable amount of the membership fee.

New students: To enrol and secure your place please go to Trybooking A1.1 course.

Continuing students from Term 1: please contact Ana directly.

Course fees are not refundable unless course gets cancelled.

Date: 03 Jun 2024 - 12 Aug 2024
Time: Monday's 05:30pm - 07:00pm
Location: Das Zentrum
Fee $300 ($250 for 10 sessions and $50 annual membership fee).
Materials: Akademie Deutsch A1+ digital edition (Intensivwerk+Zusatzmaterial)
Contact: Ana Hoogewerff (ana.at.zentrum@gmail.com)

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.