Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 201 (Level 5)

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If you want to learn to speak German, our German classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn German language and culture. Learn German the smart way with German courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

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


This course will expand on the work of German levels 101 to 104 (or equivalent). Your skills will be furthered through various class activities that teach you how to use your language skills, such as: problem solving, asking for and offering help; talking about future plans; learning how to make small-talk in German; and how to write creatively.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Comprehend various (social etc.) guidelines and directions.
  2. Use various registers to express their opinion.
  3. Talk about items of clothing and compare items.
  4. Give reasons to justify and substantiate statements.
  5. Talk about the weather.
  6. Talk about contrary-to-fact issues, using the subjunctive form.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Lifestyle
  • Gift buying and giving
  • Birthday invitations
  • Culture and language in different regions
  • Noun declensions
  • Adjectives
  • Comparatives and superlatives

Intended Audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed all levels of German up to 104 or who have completed 95 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

The course is delivered as a series of interactive sessions where active participation is encouraged. Each session is conducted in a friendly and relaxed classroom setting.

Prescribed Text

Studio 21 A1 Gesamtband (Grundstufe) & DVD-ROM E-Book by Funk/Kuhn, ISBN 978 306 5205 269.

Based on Units 11, 12 and Station 3 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Please Note

Selected Language and Culture 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.

German Course 201 (Level 5)

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