Language classes

German Language Classes in 2022

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, 2022

Upper Intermediate Term 2, 2022

 

ACHTUNG: Short course - just 7 weeks!

Course time:  Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Course dates:  Start: 20 July 2022
Location:  Das Zentrum Australian-German Institute, Griffin Centre Level 1, Room 1.03, 20 Genge St, Canberra City
Course fee:  $150 for 7 two-hour weekly sessions
Contact:  Susanne Gross (gross.susanne@gmail.com)

 

Textbooks: 
Recommended: 

Sicher! C1.1 Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch mit CD-ROM zum Arbeitsbuch, Lektion 1–6
ISBN 978-3-19-501208-9
This edition combines the first six chapters of both the text and the workbook.

ALTERNATIVELY
Sicher! C1 Kursuch, Lektionen 1-12
ISBN 978-3-19-001208-4
Sicher! C1 Arbeitsbuch mit CD-ROM, Lektion 1-12
ISBN 978-3-19-011208-1

Course Description

We will be continuing with Chapter 2 of Sicher! C1.   While we will be working with a C1 textbook this course is still aiming for upper intermediate level. We will be doing lots of revision and - as always - 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. 

Please note: While we are planning this course to be face-to-face the coronavirus situation may change rapidly and I may make the decision to switch to remote delivery via Zoom. Participants who do not wish to continue online will be reimbursed pro rata.

In addition, if I am unwell, I might teach a one-off class via Zoom to avoid spreading any germs. 

To sign up please send me an email with your contact details.


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 (http://www.daszentrum.org.au/content.php/category/id/52 ).For those of you that are already members, please make sure your membership is up to date.

Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions (Susanne Gross gross.susanne@gmail.com ).
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German Conversation Group

Group Time: Every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm at Das Zentrum. 
Dates: starting 1 February 2022 

Location: at Das Zentrum, 1st 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 welcome to attend two or three sessions free of charge before deciding whether this group suits your language needs.
Contact: Conny at conversation.group.zentrum@iinet.net.au


 

Last updated 09 July 2022