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 all 4 terms. This allows time to focus on our students’ needs and interests rather than rushing through the workbook. Plus, for most people learning a language takes a lot of time and practice.

Besides working along the “Schritte International” workbooks, we also want to set a focus on explaining and demonstrating aspects of the 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.

Are you new here?

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

Please note: if the class doesn’t reach the minimum of 4 students, it may be cancelled.

 

Overview

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

A1.1 (new in T1)

Online

From 6pm to 8.15

A1.2 (new in T1

Online

from 6pm to 8.15

A1.1 (new in T1)

at Communify/ Paddington Community Hall

from 10am to 12.15pm

 

A2.1 (new in T1)

at Traction, Yeerongpilly

From 6pm to 8

B1.1 (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

 

A1.1 (continued from T4)

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

A2.2 (new in T1)

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

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. Text Booked Required.

Text Book – Adult Beginners A1.1 – Schritte International 1 NEU Hueber

Offered on:

Monday evening online from 6pm-8 (new in T1/2023)

Wednesday morning at Paddington Communify Hall from 10am-12.15 (new in T1/2023)

Saturday morning at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly from 9am-11.30 (15-minute break included) (new in T1/2023)

Saturday morning at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly from 9am-11.30 (15-minute break included) (continued from T4/2022)

[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, focussing on particular needs. Text Booked Required.

Text Book – Adult Beginners A1.2 – Schritte International 2 NEU Hueber

Offered on:

Tuesday evening online from 6pm-8 (new in T1/2023)

Saturday morning at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly from 9am-11.30 (15-minute break included) (new in T1/2023)

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

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Adult ELEMENTARY BASIC (A2.1)

Learners will build on basic skills and develop fluency. Textbook Required: to be announced

Text Book – Adult Elementary A2.1 – Schritte International 3 NEU Hueber

Offered on:

Thursday evening at Traction, Yeerongpilly from 6pm-8 (10 sessions in total) (new in T1/2023)

[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. Text Booked Required.

Text Book – Adult Elementary A2.2 – Schritte International 4 NEU Hueber

Offered on:

Saturday morning at St. Peter’s Lutheran College/Indooroopilly from 9am-11.30 (15-minute break included) (new in T1/2023)

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

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Adult INTERMEDIATE BASIC (B1.1)

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. Text book is required.

Text Book – Adult Beginners B1.1 – Schritte International 5 Hueber

Offered on:

Friday morning at Paddington Communify Hall from 10am-12.15 (new in T1/2023)

[Details] A downloadable pdf course outline conversation B1.1.

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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 9am-11.30 (15-minute break included)

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

[Enrol now]

 

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