Learn German for Beginners

Learn how to speak German, with a beginner’s language course at SGSCC. If you are looking to travel to Germany, or have an interest in acquiring the basics of the language and some conversational skills, then this course is for you.

SGSCC Beginners Language courses are Entry Level, meaning no prior knowledge is required. These courses are geared to the potential tourist, businessperson and those wishing to improve communication with friends or family who have a non-English speaking background.

This language course is offered across 16 weeks (2 × 8-week terms).

This course will be ideal for preparing you for travel and give you a basic understanding of the German language. If you want to learn to speak German, this German course is ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn the German language and culture. You will learn the basics of the language, such as greetings, introducing yourself and basic conversation skills. Grammatical elements will also be taught in the course, as you learn basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

In this course you will learn basic greeting, the German alphabet, how to introduce yourself and others and different topics such as family, work, colours, weather, travelling through Germany and country names. This course will be interactive and active participation is encouraged. Each session is conducted in a friendly and relaxed classroom environment.

Course Outline:

  • greetings (welcome and farewell)
  • the German alphabet
  • pronunciation of letters – in particular, the Umlauts ä, ö, ü
  • introducing yourself and others
  • vocabulary for word fields such as family, work, languages, colours, country names
  • numbers from 1 – 100
  • constructing questions
  • articles – definite, indefinite, possessive and negative
  • nouns – singular and plural
  • introduction to grammatical cases

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to introduce yourself and ask about hobbies
  • Be able to count to 100
  • spell in German
  • form simple questions and answers using verb conjugations and nouns with articles
  • engage in conversations
  • have a basic grasp of grammatical structure.

What to bring:

  • Pencil
  • Notebook

About the Tutor:

'Hi, my name is Holly and I am passionate about languages. I grew up speaking German and English and I have travelled to Germany many times in my life. When I was eighteen, I moved to Germany for a year. This was a great chance to immerse myself in German culture and improve my language skills.
I have studied German at University for 3 years, and enjoy teaching people about German culture and language.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

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