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Learn to speak German with our German language short 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 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 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 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 course for?

  • Beginners with no previous learning in German

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

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

Classes

Learn German: Beginners Course

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Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

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Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

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Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Great teacher, very informative. Overall a well structured course which I would highly recommend, also thoroughly enjoyable.

  • said: Could be made more extensive.

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

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

  • 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.