German 4

Course description

Please read this information carefully before enrolling

This course is suitable for students who have completed German 3 or equivalent (48 hours tuition). The emphasis is on learning the basics of the German language to allow you to engage in conversations about yourself and situations in everyday life. All four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be practised every lesson. The course will continue to the next level in the following term if there are sufficient enrolments.
Text purchase required: see"What to bring".

What your course will cover (Based on Chapters 10 – 12 of the text.)

In a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere, you will learn:

*how to tell the time. (Wie spät ist es? Es ist Viertel vor sieben).
*the use of separable verbs. (Ich rufe meine Freundin an; Maria sieht abends fern).
*more on word order. (Morgens stehe ich um 7 Uhr auf).
*How to use modal verbs (ich kann nicht schwimmen.)
*How to say what you would like to do (ich möchte gern ins Kino gehen.)
*How to use prepositions of place in the accusative and dative cases (ich gehe in die Kneipe; wir treffen uns in der Kneipe.)
*How to use the dative case (Ich fahre mit dem Auto in die Stadt.)
*How to buy train tickets and do the right thing at a railway station (Muss ich umsteigen?)
*What happens to our friends in episode 3 of the video series Extra.
*a new German proverb every week.

Resources used include German songs and poems as well as other authentic materials such as photos, recipes, newspaper clippings and objects.

What to bring

  • Folder for your notes
  • Pen and notebook for class work
  • German/English dictionary
  • Text book: Teach Yourself Complete German. New edition, 2012. Authors: Paul Coggle and Heiner Schenke. ISBN-13: 978-1-444-177398


Language courses from level 2 up are continuations from the previous level. New students: you are strongly advised to examine the content of the lower level course and be confident that you are already competent at that level.

Important information

  • Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol. If you are concerned about buying a book that may be of no use to you then please check the viability of your class with adult education before purchasing your text.

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

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Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team:

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre

Terms and Conditions

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