GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES:

Want to learn the language of Einstein, Beethoven, Merkel and Jürgen Klopp? Fancy chatting with locals over coffee and cake in Vienna, which is famous for its café culture? Ready for a journey into the culture and history of Central Europe? If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes’, then this course is for you!

German is the most widely spoken first language in the European Union, and the native tongue of almost 100 million people. It is also widely taught as a foreign language, where it is the third most taught foreign language (after English and French). Today, German is spoken by over 130 million people worldwide, and according to the 2018 New Zealand Census, it is also spoken by 41,385 New Zealanders.

Study German with EarthDiverse!

Our Introductory German courses begin with a focus on conversational skills, vocabulary, reading and writing practice, and an introduction to German grammar. Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and writing, and introduce additional grammar, vocabulary and conversation. Basic everyday vocabulary and expressions are taught, with a view to empowering learners to speak basic German from the very beginning.

EarthDiverse currently offers the following German language classes on a rotating and evolving basis, with new intakes of students in German 101 beginning twice a year, in Term 1 (February) and again in Term 3 (July-August). 101 & 103 courses are offered in Terms 1 & 3 each year, and 102 & 104 courses are offered in Terms 2 & 4 each year. If you have some elementary understanding, you may consider starting in a 102 or 103 course as well. When completing one 8-week course, each cohort can begin advancing to the next course in the series.

EarthDiverse currently offers the following German language courses on a rotating and evolving basis, with new intakes of students twice a year.

LOCATION: EarthDiverse, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (see map below under Location tab), on-line via Zoom, or through video recordings of our live-streamed sessions posted 1-2 days after each class.

DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: Our German courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web-browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.

COST PER PERSON PER TERM (8 classes):

  • Waged: NZ$150 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)
  • Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): NZ$125 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)

EarthDiverse offers the following German language classes on a rotating basis:

GERMAN COURSES OFFERED IN 2022 TERM 1 ARE:

GERMAN COURSES OFFERED IN 2022 TERM 2 ARE:

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TILE BELOW:

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