German 5

Course description

This course is suitable for students who have completed German 4 or equivalent (a minimum of 64 hours). The emphasis is on learning the practicalities of the German language to allow you to engage in conversations about yourself and situations in everyday life. All four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be practised every lesson. The course will continue with German 6 in the following term.

What your course will cover, based on Chapters 13 – 15 of the text listed below.

In a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere, you will learn:

  • How to talk about events in the past, using “haben” as the helping verb (Ich habe Reis mit Fleisch gegessen).
  • How to talk about events in the past using “sein” as the helping verb (Wir sind nach Deutschland geflogen.)
  • How to describe the house you are living in (Ich wohne in einem Reihenhaus. Es hat 3 Zimmer).
  • How to write a letter about your new house to a friend.
  • More about plurals.
  • How to use possessive adjectives (Das ist mein Buch!; Ist das deine Tasche?)
  • How to use the comparative (Mein Haus ist kleiner als Peters Haus.)
  • How to use possessive adjectives (Wo ist sein Fahrrad?)
  • What happens to our friends in episode 2 of the video series “Extra”.
  • A new German proverb every week.

Resources used include German songs and rhymes as well as other authentic materials such as photos, recipes, newspaper clippings and objects.

What to bring

  • a pen and notebook
  • a folder for your many handouts (an A4 folder with plastic sleeves is good)
  • Text book purchase required: :Teach Yourself Complete German" by Paul Coggle and Heiner Schenke (ISBN: 9871444177398)

Important information

  • Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol. If you are concerned about buying a book that may be of no use to you then please check the viability of your class with adult education before purchasing your text.

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

LINC Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at:, or contact the adult education team: This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team:

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5600

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre

Terms and Conditions

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