Learn German for Beginners

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Learn to speak German with our German language courses in Sydney.

“Aller Anfang ist schwer.” – a German saying, meaning ‘the first step is always the hardest’.

Thinking of learning the German language? Then, this saying is relevant to you! Start learning German with us and get the assistance and structure you need to enjoy the journey, learning German successfully and with ease.

Once you start, you will notice that German is a very descriptive language with shared roots to many English words.

Learning German has countless benefits, from increasing your career prospects to broadening your mind, getting ready for travel or being able to communicate with German friends or family. The opportunities are endless!

Whatever your motivation to learn this language, this beginners course will teach you how to communicate in German with simple vocabulary and basic sentences, setting you up with a solid foundation in German.

Looking for something more advanced? Check out our level 2 and continuers courses.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform!


By the end of this course, you will have learned how to:

  • introduce yourself and others in German
  • understand and use everyday words and basic phrases
  • understand the concept of formality and informality
  • ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have
  • ask for and give basic directions
  • order and pay in a café or restaurant
  • say the months, numbers, dates and times and make appointments
  • name different countries, nationalities and locations
  • use simple sentences based on your understanding of grammar fundamentals

Ideal for

  • Beginners with no previous learning in German

Course content


  • Greetings and introducing oneself
  • Formality/informality
  • Countries and nationalities
  • Personal information
  • Locations and directions
  • Ask and respond to simple questions
  • Numbers and alphabet


  • Simple sentence structure
  • Present tense
  • Gender (masculine, feminine, neutral) and Number (singular, plural)


Please purchase the course textbook – which is used for beginners and level 2 courses.

Third edition – Coursebook
ISBN 9781473672659

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus.

We recommend purchasing your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start). The textbook is not included in the enrolment fee. If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbeys Bookstore on: (02) 9264 3111

Please bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Other Information

  • Enrol now in our beginners and level 2 courses, and save 10%. Use our promotion code ‘GROUP10’ at the checkout. Please visit our concessions and discounts page for more information.


Learn German for Beginners

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$199 Limited inc GST / $159.20 / $179.10
This class will be held live online via Zoom!

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Course testimonials:

  • said: 4 Stars!

  • said: The course was excellent. I learnt so much. Valeria was a wonderful, very skilled and knowledgeable tutor.

  • said: Anne facilitated the course in an adaptable manner with various styles as to visual, audio, group work and discussion. It was a good experience and the group bonded in the process as well. I made the diary error unfortunately of not amending to include last night when a class was cancelled, im disappointed in that. Compliments to Anne.

  • said: I really enjoyed the interactive nature of the course and it was done at a good pace. The tutor was very knowledgeable and patient, making sure everyone understand a topic before moving on to the next lesson.

  • said: 5 Stars!

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