Centre for Continuing Education

German Course 502 (Level 18)

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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 501 or who have completed 420 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: Relationships and Reading.

In Unit 7, you will learn about the nature of relationships between two people, past and present. You will explore the topic through film, visual arts, and a classic novel by J.W.v.Goethe, called Wahlverwandtschaften.

In Unit 8, you will learn about literature (fiction and non-fiction), contemporary and classic writers and their readers. We will explore people’s reading preferences, literary projects, and the pros and cons of e-readers. You will have the opportunity to write your own short-stories.

Also includes a revision of essential grammar.

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 atmosphere.

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 7 and 8 of the above text.

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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.