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

Enrolments are possible for one term (9 weeks, $375 plus textbook and membership) or for 2 terms (18 weeks, $675). Enrolment for two terms is recommended for best value and learning outcomes.

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 will at least have 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.

We will also organise events such as a monthly German Pub Night (“Kneipenabend”) at the Brisbane German Club.

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.

Adult Beginners (Level A1.1) – for absolute beginners

Tuesday 10:15 – 12:30 (Paddington Hall)

Textbook Schritte International 1 NEU (Hueber) – $35 from BGLS

Adult Beginners (Level A1.1) – for absolute beginners

Thursday 06:00 – 08:15 PM (18:00-20:15 Uhr) (St. Peters – Dohler Building)

Textbook Schritte International 1 NEU (Hueber) – $35 from BGLS

Adult Beginners (Level A1.1) – for absolute beginners

Saturday 09:00 – 11:45 AM (St. Peters – Dohler Building)

Textbook Schritte International 1 NEU (Hueber) – $35 from BGL

German Accelerated for Adult Beginners (Level A1.1) – for absolute beginners (who like to learn fast)

Thursday 9:00 – 11:15 (Paddington Annexe Building)

Textbook Schritte International 1 NEU (Hueber) – $35 from BGLS

Speed up your learning process with this intensive course designed for learners without prior knowledge. Faster paced than our standard courses, it has a strong focus on speaking, and will also help you understand the structure of the German language. Practice everyday conversations in a fun learning environment.

Adult Elementary (Level A1.2)

Thursday 06:00 – 08:15 PM (18:00-20:15 Uhr) (St. Peters – Dohler Building)

Textbook – Schritte International 2 NEU (Hueber) – $35 from BGLS

Adult Elementary (Level A1.2)

Saturday 09:00 – 11:45 AM (St. Peters – Dohler Building)

Textbook – Schritte International 2 NEU (Hueber) – $35 from BGLS

Adult Intermediate (Level A2.1)

Saturday 09:00 – 11:45 AM (St. Peters – Dohler Building)

Textbook Schritte International 3 (Hueber) – $35 from BGLS

Adult Intermediate (Level A2.1)

Friday 10:15 – 12:30 (Paddington Annexe Building)

Textbook Schritte International 3 (Hueber) – $35 from BGLS

German Conversation (Level B1 or higher)

Thursday 11:30am – 01:45pm (Paddington Annexe Building)

Learning materials are provided.

Would you like to be able to chat with native speakers about your personal interests? Join in a conversation with ease next time you travel? In this class, our focus is on conversation. With weekly changing topics, you will learn to voice opinions and share personal stories while learning fun facts about German-speaking countries. You will also expand your vocab by reading about everyday topics, and brush up your listening skills with videos and podcasts in German. 

German Conversation (Level B1 or higher)

Saturday 09:00 – 11:45 AM (St. Peters – Dohler Building)

Learning materials are provided.

Would you like to be able to chat with native speakers about your personal interests? Join in a conversation with ease next time you travel? In this class, our focus is on conversation. With weekly changing topics, you will learn to voice opinions and share personal stories while learning fun facts about German-speaking countries. You will also expand your vocab by reading about everyday topics, and brush up your listening skills with videos and podcasts in German. 

 

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