Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 103 (Level 3)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

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

This course will expand on the work of German Course 101 and 102 (or equivalent). Your skills will be furthered through various class activities: talking about daily routines, about past events, asking for and giving directions and describe things. It will also improve your vocabulary for expressing your opinion, and your reading comprehension.


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

  • talk about your daily routines and activities
  • talk about past events and have some command of the Perfect Tense in German
  • engage in interviews and read texts
  • ask for and give directions
  • describe and evaluate things
  • write an email in German.


  • Diary use and daily activities: what did you do today?
  • Festivals, parties and travel: how to read (and write) a travel-blog
  • Finding your way around the city
  • Talking about apartments, houses and other spaces people call 'home'
  • Finding a place to stay (understanding advertisements for residential use)

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 102, or who have completed 45 hours of recent 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 11-15 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.

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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.

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What others say.

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What others say.

  • The tutor is exceptional. They sequence the lessons and activities perfectly to focus on what we need most by way of reinforcement.
  • This course was so much fun and I really feel like I have a good foundation for learning German. The tutor is a jewel!!!
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