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Learn to speak German with our German language short courses online & 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 German 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 Learn German: Level 2 Course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this German for beginners course, you should be able 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

What will be covered in this German for beginners course?

Topics

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

Grammar

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

Who is this German for beginners course for?

  • Beginners with no previous learning in German

Course venue

Online via Zoom

  • Zoom details will be emailed to you with your enrolment confirmation.
  • Requirement: A device and stable internet connection.

Textbook

Please purchase the course textbook – which is used for Learn German: Beginners Course and Learn German: Level 2 Course.

Willkommen! 1 German Beginners Coursebook (Third edition)
ISBN: 9781473672659

You can purchase the textbook from Abbey's Bookshop (131 York St, Sydney NSW 2000).

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 Abbey's Bookshop on 02 9264 3111.

What to bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Additional information

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Learn German: Beginners Course

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$299 Limited inc GST / $224 / $239.20 / $269.10
This course has two sessions per week on Tuesday and Friday.
Learn German: Beginners Course

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$299 Limited inc GST / $224 / $239.20 / $269.10

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Learn German: Beginners Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Learn German: Beginners Course

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Course testimonials:

  • 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: A great teacher which made it a fun class.

  • said: Our instructor was very encouraging and created an interactive environment. Area that can help a new learner like me who has no previous knowledge in German is the selection of a textbook with accompanying audio to help consolidating the learning after class. While the book has separate CDs on sale, it is an additional cost and becomes quite a lot of investment for a new starter.

  • said: Really great experience. Our tutor was very knowledgeable and had answers to all of our questions. I've thoroughly enjoyed the course and hope i get to study again with Valeria in a later semester.

  • said: Highly talented tutor! It definitely makes me look forward to coming to class. Highly recommend it!

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