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German for Beginners - Level 1

German for Beginners - Level 1

Whether your goal is to become fluent in German or to simply learn the basics before heading off to Germany, our beginners' course is the perfect place to start. If you are an absolute beginner or perhaps you already know a smattering of German, forget the usual phrase book and join our German for Beginners course right here on the Central Coast!

Chances are you’re already familiar with a number of German phrases and words, but this fun and interactive course will delve deeper into the language, exploring reading and pronunciation, basic listening comprehension and simple grammar, including sentence structure, asking and answering questions, verbs and tense.

Our team of specialists will be there every step of the way, so you can be assured you are receiving the highest quality of training with Central Coast Community College.

So what are you waiting for? Registrieren Sie sich heute!

Course Duration

This course runs 1 session per week for the duration of 9 weeks.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face delivery.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course, however you must be 16 years or older to participate in this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduce yourself and other people in the group
  • Address someone using the appropriate levels of formality
  • Provide personal information about yourself and others
  • Spell and pronounce your name in German
  • Ask another person for their personal information
  • Say numbers in German and use them in context
  • Express yourself, such as what you like and dislike, etc.
  • Interact with others using language structures for classroom communication

Study Pathways

Graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in the German for Beginners 2 course.

Who Is This Course For

This course is for students interested in learning the basics of German.

What to Bring To Class

Please bring a pen and exercise book to class.

Students are also required to purchase the following textbook prior to class commencement:

Lagune 1 Kursbuch
Hueber Verlag
ISBN 978-3-19-001624-2
(Coursebook with Audio-CD)

Textbooks can be ordered through The Co-op Bookshop, located here on campus. Phone: 02 4348 4254 for information regarding costs and order times. In the event that Central Coast Community College is unable to deliver this course due to unforeseen circumstances or minimum numbers not being reached, students will be offered a full refund for the required textbook purchased from the Co-op Bookshop provided the book is returned in good condition to the Co-op Bookshop within 10 days from notification of the course being cancelled. For more information regarding their returns policy, please contact the Co-op Bookshop directly.

About The Trainer

Guten Tag! Wie geht’s? Would you like to learn a new language? How about German? Our Frankfurt-born teacher, Brigitte, earned a Master’s Degree in Literature and trained at the International House in Freiburg/Germany to teach German to speakers of other languages. She taught several years in Japan and Thailand before arriving in Australia. Throughout the course you will learn how to place an order in a Viennese coffeehouse, buy a train ticket to Salzburg or ask for directions to Munich’s Oktoberfest! Brigitte will mainly speak German in class and you will soon be able to converse in easy German. Alles klar? Let Brigitte open the door for you and lead you on your journey. Bis dann!