Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 102 (Level 2)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Ideal for preparing for travel or work commitments, you will learn the basics of the language and build upon German 101. This course focuses on topics such as: office technology, leisure time activities, German food and travel. Grammatical elements including verb conjugations and nouns declensions are also introduced as you start to learn basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • engage in simple work-related phone conversations, plus write simple text messages and emails
  • make arrangements to meet friends
  • talk about hobbies and leisure time activities
  • state the time of day and day of the week
  • make statements about food preferences
  • read food and drink menus at restaurants, and follow recipes
  • follow public transport announcements at train stations and airports
  • construct simple sentences using modal, irregular and separable verbs
  • construct and use noun plurals
  • construct and use the accusative case.


This course covers the following topics:

  • professional and office communication
  • leisure time arrangements
  • food of the German speaking countries
  • travel arrangements
  • vocabulary for topics: ‘office’, technology', ‘food’, ‘travel’, ‘time’, 'weekdays'
  • introduction of singular and plural noun rules
  • introduction of the accusative case using the definite, indefinite and negative articles
  • introduction of modal, separable and irregular verb conjugations
  • prepositions of time.

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed German 101 or who have completed 20 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive sessions where active participation is encouraged. Each session is conducted in a friendly and relaxed classroom environment.

Prescribed text

MENSCHEN A1 Coursebook with DVD-Rom by Evans et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191019013

MENSCHEN A1 Workbook with 2 Audio CDs by Glas-Peters et al. (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783191119010

Based on Units 6-10 of the prescribed text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Optional text

MENSCHEN A1 Vocabulary/Glossary by Ozorowska and Schwingshackl (Max Hueber Verlag), ISBN 9783190519019

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to five days prior to commencement.

Suggested textbook suppliers


Language Book Centre

Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Please note

Selected courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

What others say.

  • We had such a great teacher who was professional and fair but also tried hard to make it fun. I really trust Sydney Uni Continuing Education and I will be enrolling for the next course.

  • Amazing language course and very personal education. The tutor is sensational! A lot of fun.

  • It was an interesting time studying a new language with lots of explanation, work, engagement with tutors and other students and learning the difference between the English and German languages.

  • An awesome teacher: well prepared, very approachable and the classes are fun!

  • The tutor was excellent and related well to the class. I looked forward to our class each week and also to continue next term.

  • The tutor’s use of a variety of teaching techniques and media reaches out to all learning types. Immersive learning that’s adaptive, approachable and fun.

German Course 102 (Level 2)

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What others say.

  • The tutor's use of a variety of teaching techniques and media reaches out to all learning types. Immersive learning that's adaptive, approachable and fun.
  • An awesome teacher: well prepared, very approachable and the classes are fun!
  • The tutor was engaging and had a great sense of humour! I look forward to every lesson, and hope to continue onto further levels!
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