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German Travellers Stage 1

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. If you intend to work or travel through Germany, Austria or Switzerland, then come along and let us ‘make your day’. Lessons are conducted in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This course could enhance your leisure and/or work skills.

Course Outline

  • 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)

Please Bring

  • Notebook and pen
  • Textbook Willkommen German Beginners Course (2nd edition) by Paul Coggle and Heiner Schenke (approx cost $50) for Arnisa Skramis' class

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 purchsing a textbook if a class is cancelled.

It is advised that you purchase the book as soon as you know the class is going ahead, due to the length of time it takes for delivery. The tutors also recommend the Book Depository website, an online bookstore, as being one of the fastest for delivery. Locally there is Abbeys bookstore and Dymocks.

About The Tutors

Wolfgang Mueller 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

As a skilled and enthusiastic teacher, I instruct students in German grammar and vocabulary, and also guide them in developing their language skills as well as achieving a high level of communication. My background is as a professor with 10 years of experience planning, leading, and continually improving language programs to achieve measurable language progression. By teaching students from a wide range of backgrounds and learning styles, I have honed my communication, creativity, and motivational skills. I was employed as a German Lecturer at Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana, Albania. I possess a Bachelor of Science’s Degree, a Master in Linguistics with Didactic Profile, along with a PhD on German Language.

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

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113