|Term 1 Start Date:||6 Feb||Course Length:||8 Weeks (2 hrs/ night)|
|Term 2 Start Date:||1 May|
|Term 3 Start Date:||24 Jul|
|Term 4 Start Date:||16 Oct|
|Course Time:||Monday 7:00 - 9:00pm|
*** Other German language level courses also available
PLEASE NOTE: DURING TERM 1 THERE WILL BE A TWO (2) WEEK BREAK IN MID-MARCH, WITH THE TWO (2) MISSED CLASSES APPENDED TO THE END OF THE TERM
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.
Bring your own pen/s and notebook. Other materials will be provided.
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
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