Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 501 (Level 17)

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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.

Suitable for those who have completed all levels up to 404 or who have completed 415 hours of recent face-to-face tuition, or equivalent. You should be able to understand the main content of complex texts, participate in discussions on specialised subjects, and be able to communicate spontaneously and fluently to a native speaker.


Based on two units from the prescribed text focusing on subject areas that are very popular with students: the Environment and Employment.

In Unit 5, you will learn about environmental projects undertaken in the Bavarian Forest in the South, and how to express thoughts/ideas about their own associations with the word ‘Wald’, which includes an exploration of ideas around the protection of fauna and flora.

In Unit 6, you will learn about the employment sector, how to apply for jobs, write online applications and a Curriculum Vitae, and also learn how to communicate appropriately in the business world.

It also includes a revision of essential grammar.

Prescribed Text

Studio d B2/1 Die Mittelstufe, by Funk et al (Cornelsen), ISBN 978-3-06-020094-8
Kurs- und Übungsbuch + CD

Based on Units 5 and 6 of the above text.

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