German Travellers Stage 1 - Northern Beaches Community College

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German Travellers Stage 1

Course Outline

German is emerging as Europe's most popular and useful language. This course is designed for students without prior knowledge of German and adopts the latest teaching methods with emphasis on conversation and the right amount of grammar. Individual attention is given for correct pronunciation.

Wolfgang's Class:

Lessons are conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This course could enhance your leisure and/or work skills.

Topics include

  • The forms of sein (to be) and haben (to have) which are the two most important verbs to learn
  • Introduction to German grammar by teaching/updating students’ knowledge of English grammar masculine/feminine and neuter genders
  • Nouns and adjectives
  • Introduction to cases (Nominative, Genitive, Dative and Accusative)
  • Conjugation of verbs (weak, strong, reflexive, regular and irregular) as they come up in material studied
  • Numerals (simple arithmetic)
  • Denomination of German Currency (Euro and Euro Cents)
  • Days, Months of the year, Seasons
  • Time of day including the 24 hour clock
  • Festivities such as Easter, Christmas and New Year
  • Travelling as a tourist in Germany
  • Greetings, Phrases and Courtesies
  • How to address people - when to use formal and informal forms of address
  • How to make a telephone call (what to say)

Arnisa's Class:

Course outline:

 - Preparing and holding German classes Stage 1 

- Organising group - and partner work

- practicing the German language in conversation along with reading and writing 

- the use of grammar as a function of communication

Please Bring

  • Notebook and pen

Wolfgang's Class:                Materials will be provided

Arnisa's Class:                        Willcommen! German Beginners Course 1 - 3rd Edition - Paul Coggle & Heiner Schenke- (Can be found on Amazon, Abbey's, Dymocks)

Please call and check with the office on 9970 1000 to confirm the class is going ahead before purchasing your book. NBMC is not liable to for any loss incurred from purchasing a textbook if a class is cancelled.

About The Tutors

Wolfgang Mueller

Wolfgang is a qualified German teacher who has extensive experience teaching a range of students from secondary level to adults. He studied in Cologne and also taught in Britain and Australia. He enjoys imparting his knowledge and is proud of the progress his students make. Through his classes, students also get an introduction to the culture, history and foibles of 'The Germans'. Wolfgang has also pursued a career in journalism and has many years of experience in print, radio and TV. He has won the Dalgety Farmers Award for Excellence in rural journalism, and the 2015 NSW Premier's Multicultural Media Award.

Arnisa Skrami

Hailing from Albania, Arnisa has a Masters in Linguistics, and  teaches German in professional context .As a lecturer, preparing and holding seminars in translation courses Arnisa has also worked for magazine companies.

  • No class on Wednesday Oct 25th 2023. Arrangements for a makeup class will be discussed in the first class by your tutor, Wolfgang Mueller.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • It was a very diverse group of friendly people. Herr Mueller ran the course in a very positive and encouraging manner often asking us if we would prefer a different style. I felt the way he ran the course was excellent for most of our needs, being directed right from the start towards practical conversation which you would need when travelling, accompanied by useul handout with some German movies, music and poetry thrown in. Very enjoyable
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Wolfgang was a great teacher, bringing his own personality to the lessons, conducting classes in a fun and very effective manner. Definitely recommend.