German – Beginners

Course Overview

Improve your German fundamentals with our Beginners course tailored for those who have completed our introductory course or already possess basic knowledge through travel or family connections.

This level will help elevate your communication prowess in everyday situations, immersing you in including written and oral activities, role-playing, and the use of multimedia resources.

Whether you are looking to expand existing language skills or reacquaint yourself with German, this course provides a supportive environment for linguistic growth. Discover the richness of the German language and its practical applications across various scenarios.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

Topics include:

  • Reading restaurant menus
  • Rental apartment advertisements etc.
  • Describing activities on a typical day
  • Weather
  • Time, day, month
  • Everyday life in a city e.g. transport, where to go, what to do etc.
  • Expressing illness
  • Introducing modular verbs and split verbs
  • Conjugation of most common regular and irregular verbs
  • Familiarisation with the four German grammar forms, including the accusative
  • German culture and language

Topics also include Grammar:

  • The use of split verbs
  • Basic questions and statements – including questions with question words and yes/no questions
  • Verb endings (conjugation) of regular and some irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Modal verbs können, möchten and müssen
  • Understanding of more advanced German grammar
  • Negation
  • Imperative
  • Singular and plural
  • Separable verbs
  • First approach to the accusative grammar case

Course outcome

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe activities both for a typical day and their ideal day, using split verbs and modular verbs
  • Construct present tense sentences and enjoy short dialogue with their classmates
  • Understand basic German grammar and read a basic text, conjugate a range of regular and irregular verbs mainly in the present tense

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Students need to have completed an introductory course, one term or have basic language skills.

What you need to provide

  • You will need a pen and notebook.
  • A bottle of water
  • A small towel for sweat

Other information

Parts of the class will be conducted in German and comprehensive course notes are provided.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.