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  • German - Beginners (Thu)


Term 1 Start Date:   Course Length: 8 Weeks (2 hrs/ night)
Term 2 Start Date:  
Term 3 Start Date:  27 Jul
Term 4 Start Date:  19 Oct
Course Time: Monday 7:00 - 9:00pm
Teacher: Martin Callaghan 
Minimum Students:


*** Other German language level courses also available

Course Description

Course participants will learn basic greetings, how to describe themselves and others, common verbs and questions words along with relevant cultural information concerning the German-speaking countries ie Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They will also learn how to count, the days of the week and the months of the year. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will all be developed through the use of modern and engaging course materials, multimedia and fun classroom activities. Depending on student preferences, a classic German- language film (with subtitles) might be viewed in the final lesson.




Materials List


Bring your own pen/s and notebook. Other materials will be provided.


About The Teacher



German by descent through his mother, Mr Martin Callaghan holds a Diploma in European Studies (German Studies) from the University of NSW along with a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) from the Australian Catholic University and has taught foreign languages and Commerce/Business Studies in both the ACT and NSW secondary school systems. In addition, he has passed the "Zentrale Mittelstufenpruefung" of the Goethe-Institut and been awarded a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to attend the "Deutschland Kundlicherwinterkurs" at the University of Freiburg as well as a Catholic Education Office (CEO) Teaching Scholarship by the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn


Teacher Contact Information


Email: mvcall001@myacu.edu.au



re Volkstanzfest 2017:-
"Good Morning, Friends of Austrian culture
Some of you may know already, that on the Easter Week-end 2017 (15-18 April), the Harmonie German Club will host the 23rd biennial National Volkstanzfest.  This is the National gathering of dance groups nurturing Austrian, German and/ or Swiss folk dancing heritage.
At the moment, there is unfortunately no dancing group at all in the ACT anymore. Nevertheless, occasionally, people have told me of their interest in such folk dancing, so when I read the attached advert [ viz contact phone: 02 6231 4472; email: folkdancecanberra@gmail.com ] last night for a Bavarian Dance workshop this coming Saturday, this sounded like a great starting point to get something good going in time for Volkstanzfest 2017. To stand a chance on getting sufficient numbers, I believe we have to take an inclusive approach and form one group embracing Austrian, German and Swiss dances for the Volkstanzfest. 
If you cannot make it this Saturday, but would be interested in either dancing, helping out at the Volkstanzfest or maybe even becoming a sponsor, please contact the Harmonie German club.
Best regards"

Cultural Affairs
Austrian Embassy Canberra
12 Talbot Street, Forrest A.C.T. 2603, Australia
(Post: P.O. Box 3375, Manuka A.C.T. 2603, Australia)

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


"A great course in a relaxed and informative enroinment. Martin has an in depth knowledge of the language, and numerous other languages, ensuring you are confident in what you are learning and your pronounciation. I highly recommend joining if you are keen to learn and untilise the German. Language."  Term 1, 2016 Student


"I would like to express my sincere commendation of Mr Martin Callaghan who teaches German as part of your Lake Nite Learning program. I recently completed the German-beginner course with Martin, and having learned other languages before (Spanish, French, Japanese and Tagalog/Filipino), Martin is by far the best teacher I have ever had. His teaching style was structured, clear and concise. He answered all our questions articulately and with confidence. Martin fostered high levels of engagement within our group and gave me an even greater appreciation of not only the German language but also its culture.  

I have attended a variety of courses in the Lake Nite Learning program over many years. Instructors like Martin raise the calibre of your program, and I am very grateful for this. I trust that you also recognise his value to your program.

Kind regards - Jennifer" Term 1, 2016 Student

German - Beginners (Thu)

  • Class Code: 087
  • Spaces Available: 25
  • $220.00

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