Course Summary

German Elementary 3 is a continuation course that focuses on building on the basic grammatical knowledge and key language skills (speaking, writing, reading, and listening) that students acquired in German Elementary 2. The course’s concentration on communication skills allows the students to gain a more complex understanding of German language and culture. The course suits learners who have studied German before, who would like to improve their competence in the language and gain more detailed insights into the culture and customs of German-speaking countries.

Course Sessions

Thursday, 13th February - 9 classes

Session ID DLV76001C
13 Feb - 9 Apr 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Luigi Gussago

This 18-hour course focuses on active competences such as speaking and writing and passive abilities like listening and speaking so that students will be able to understand, communicate and write competently on everyday topics, such as:

  • Jobs and Professions and talking about aspects of one’s working life
  • Daily routine and activities in a variety of social and cultural settings
  • Professional forms of introduction in business environments
  • Asking for directions and narrating past events from a holiday
  • Discuss and talk about statistics and charts of moderate complexity
  • Writing different texts such as postcards and reports

By the end of the course, students should have: 

  • An understanding of grammar and phrases so they can communicate and write about present and past events in an ordered fashion
  • A good idea of different forms of introductions in German culture and appropriate behaviours in different social contexts
  • A reasonably complex idea of German living and customs in the country
  • Mastered the dual-structured verb bracket in German
  • An understanding of the simple past forms of certain verbs
  • A deeper understanding of more complex sentence structures and modal verbs

German: Elementary 2, or equivalent (approx. 36 hours of study).


N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.

Pen and Paper,

Textbook: Studio 21: Das Deutschbuch (German-English; for English-speaking learners), Funk and Kuhn, Cornelsen, ISBN 978-3-06-520105-6, 2015.

CD and e-book version included. Access to online library of publisher and extra exercises as well as video library

Available from:

LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL, 15 Station Street, Kew East Vic 3102 ph: 9857 0030

Available with companion website access from Georgetown University Press. Companion website access can be purchased by itself.

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

Suitable for people who are intending to visit or work or do business in Germany; or those who simply wish to get a better understanding of the German language and German living.

Last updated: November 20, 2019 12:40pm