German Elementary 3 - Online (A2) WEA Sydney

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This course is a continuation from German Elementary 2 and is for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use with approximately 140 hours of German required. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course aims to build mid-level comprehension and communication skills in intermediate German and a review of cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of higher level language principles.


  • Online


  • Studio (21) A2 'Das Deutschbuch', H. Funk and C. Kuhn, Cornelsen, 2015, Units 7-9.


Unit 7

  • From the country into the city (or: moving from the country into the city)
  • Advantages and disadvantages of living in a city and in the country
  • Reading advertisements
  • Planning to move house
  • Talking about household accidents
  • Modal verbs in the simple past
  • Sub clauses and sentence structure

Unit 8

  • Experiencing Culture
  • A city tour through Weimar, tourist attractions, music and literature
  • Cities today and in former times
  • Verbs in the simple past
  • The use of simple past and perfect tense
  • Time adverbs today / now – former

Unit 9

  • Working World
  • Talking about career aspirations and biographies
  • Job advertisements, CVs
  • Phone calls, leaving a message
  • Polite requests
  • The verb werden – to become
  • Nominalisation: verbs as nouns
  • Conjunctive II


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  2. Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  3. Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 |

Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.


If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.