Adult Courses

Our course program offers interactive, engaging and affordable German classes for adult learners at all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Classes at BGLS are small, with an average number of no more than 8 students.

All ages from 18 years and over are welcome to enrol.

Locations:

  • St Peter’s Lutheran College in Indooroopilly
  • Paddington Hall/Annexe, Communify in Paddington
  • Traction, Yeerongpilly

Our adult courses are created to run over 4 terms. This allows time to focus on our students’ needs and interests rather than rushing through the textbook. Also, for most people learning a language takes a lot of time and practice.

Besides working through the textbook, we also focus on explaining and experiencing aspects of German culture.

Every term we usually have at least one fun-lesson where you won’t be working in your workbooks but on something entirely unrelated. This could be topics you ask your teacher to prepare or a topic that your teacher is passionate about. Or it could also be some kind of event such as a “Weißwurstfrühstück” (a Bavarian style breakfast).

All of our teachers are German native speakers and are happy to share some insights around the German culture and the region they are originally from.

The workbook contents prepare you to reach a certain standardised level (e.g. A1.1) and our fun lessons, activities and events aim towards a deeper understanding of cultural aspects.

Our curriculum aligns with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and develops effective speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

On request, we issue a certificate of attendance and level of competency achieved.

Private lessons and personal tutoring can be offered based on availability. Please contact our adult coordinator if you are interested.

Are you new here?

Please contact our friendly Adult Coordinator Birgit [email] before enrolling to assist in course selection.

Please note: If a class doesn’t reach the minimum of 5 students, it may be cancelled.

Dates for Term 3:
Thursday (Yeerongpilly): 11 July – 12 September 2024
Friday (Paddington): 19 July – 13 September 2024
Saturday (Indooroopilly): 13 July – 14 September (Please note there will be no class on 3 August due to St Peter’s Open Day.)

Overview

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

A1.2 Online (new in T1)

From 6pm to 8.15

A2.2 (new in T1)

at Traction, Yeerongpilly

From 6pm to 8

B1.2 (new in T1)

at Communify/Paddington Community Hall

from 10am to 12.15

A1.1 (new in T1)

at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly

from 9am to 11.30

 

A1.2 (new in T1)

at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly

from 9am to 11.30

A1.2 (continued)

at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly

from 9am to 11.30

B+

at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly

from 9am to 11.30

 

Adult BEGINNERS NEW (Level A1.1) – for absolute beginners (Started in Term 1)

This course will provide you with the basic knowledge of German required for participation in everyday conversations. It will lay the foundations for effectively speaking, understanding, reading and writing German and mastering the language’s grammatical structures. Textbooked Required.

Textbook – Adult Beginners A1.1 – Schritte International 1 NEU Hueber

Offered on:

Saturday morning at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly from 9 – 11.30 am (15-minute break included)

Started in T1/2024

[Details] A downloadable pdf course outline beginners new A1.1.

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Adult BEGINNERS CONTINUED  (A1.2)

This course will help you to understand and use familiar everyday expressions in very simple sentences.

Textbook – Adult Beginners A1.2 – Schritte International 2 NEU Hueber

Offered on:

Monday evening online from 6 – 8.15 pm

Started in T1/2024

Saturday morning at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly from 9 – 11.30 am (15-minute break included)

Started in T1/2024

[Details] A downloadable pdf course outline beginners continued A1.2.

[Enrol now]

Adult ELEMENTARY BASIC (A2.1)

Learners will build on basic skills and develop fluency. Textbook required.

Textbook – Adult Elementary A2.1 – Schritte International 3 NEU Hueber

Offered on:

Currently not offered.

[Details] A downloadable pdf course outline intermediate A2.1.

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Adult ELEMENTARY ADVANCED (A2.2)

This class will help you understand sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics related to personal information, family, shopping, work and immediate surroundings. Learn to make yourself understood in simple routine situations around common topics. Textbook Required.

Textbook – Adult Elementary A2.2 – Momente A2.2 Hueber

Offered on:

Thursday evening at Traction, Yeerongpilly from 6 -8 pm (10 sessions per term) (new in T1/2024)

[Details] A downloadable pdf course outline intermediate A2.2.

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Adult INTERMEDIATE CONTINUED (B1.2)

This class will help you understand the main points of clear standard statements about familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. After completing this level you can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the German is spoken. Textbook required.

Textbook – Adult Beginners B1.2 – Schritte International 6 Hueber

Offered on:

Friday morning at Paddington Communify Hall from 10 – 12.15 am (new in T1/2024)

[Details] A downloadable pdf course outline conversation B1.2.

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Adult CONVERSATION (Intermediate/Advanced) Basic B+

Students in this course discuss a wide range of topics of interest based on material from different sources, such as newspaper articles, literary texts and films. No textbook required, all materials provided.

Offered on:

Saturday morning at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly from 9 – 11.30 am (15-minute break included)

[Details] A downloadable pdf course outline conversation B+.

[Enrol now]

 

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