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German lessons at the UQ St Lucia campus

Hallo Brisbane! Learn German for everyday situations. We offer German lessons that are interactive, communicative and affordable.

All IML German classes are held at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus and taught by qualified German tutors.

You don’t need to enrol in a degree to study German at IML. Our classes are open to the general public, have no pre-requisite or placement tests and are some of the most affordable in Brisbane.

Everyone is welcome!

Upcoming IML German courses:

German Level 1 Summer Intensive (January)

German Level 2 Summer Intensive (January)

IML German courses commence in January, February, March, April, July and October. 

For other course offerings, please see below.



There are no formal entry requirements. All IML courses are open to the general public. Anyone 16 years old and over is welcome to enrol. Students with no previous experience in face-to-face language study can choose from the courses listed below, depending on their availability and learning objectives. Survival, Short Courses and Level 1A+B courses are all suitable for complete beginners with no previous knowledge of a language.

Survival and Short Courses focus on speaking and listening skills. Beginners interested in learning grammar and script should consider a Level 1 course. Level 1 includes more in-depth study of a language and prepares students for Level 2. For a detailed list of all topics covered in each course, please see course outlines available as PDF documents on our course pages.

Type of course Focus
Survival Conversation
Short Course Conversation
Level 1A+B Speaking, Reading, Listening, Writing

Student with previous knowledge

There is no placement test. To select the most appropriate course, we strongly encourage students to compare course outlines available as PDF documents on course pages. We also recommend to view the textbook and the chapters covered in the course at IML Library.  Other factors to consider include whether the student currently interacts with the language, for example, through friends or family. 

If you are familiar with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), you can also use the below comparison. CEFR ratings can be found on all IML course outlines. During the first three weeks of the course, we will accommodate all transfer requests provided the Level is available and there is a vacancy in the class selected. Transfers can only be arranged within the current teaching year. 

Level 2A+B A1/A2
Level 3A+B A2
Level 4A+B A2/B1
Level 5A+B B1
Level 6A+B B1/B2

IML language classes are some of the most affordable in Brisbane. Enrol by the enrolment due date to take advantage of the early bird fee. All fees are payable in full at time of enrolment. As IML courses are not accredited, they are not eligible for HECS payments. 

Survival courses: Early bird fee: $199 (only $16.58/hr), Full fee: $220

Conversation: Early bird fee: $245 (only $13.60/hr), Full fee: $270

Short Course for Beginners: Early bird fee: $345 (only $21.56/hr), Full fee: $380

Year, Accelerated, Sem 1 & Sem 2 Only courses: Early bird fee: $549 (only ~$12/hr), Full fee: $599 

Summer Intensive: Early bird fee: $549 (only $13/hr) , Full fee: $599

IML German classes for Beginners

If you are new to face-to-face German study, you can choose from one of the following options, depending on your availability and learning objectives. Short Courses focus on speaking and listening skills. Level 1 offers more in-depth study of German, including reading and writing skills, and will prepare you for a Level 2 course.

Accelerate your German studies

Reach your language goals faster and complete three levels in less than a year. The IML German Language Pathway program commences in January. Enrol today and save 15% off the full fee!

For students with previous knowledge of German

The choice of level is based on self-assessment. To select the most appropriate course, we encourage students to compare course outlines for each level. Students can also view the Level Guide below for more information

High school program

The Institute of Modern Languages invites Year 11 & 12 students of Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish to enrol in the 2020 IML Summer High School Enrichment Program delivered at The University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus.

Prospective students

Talk to us

If you have any questions about IML German lessons, please contact our friendly Student Services Team.

Email: iml@uq.edu.au

Telephone: (07) 3346 8200

IML Office: 37 Blair Drive, St Lucia 4067 QLD

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