Goethe Society WA

Hallo, wie geht's?

The Goethe Society WA aims to provide language courses and a fun learning environment that meet individual, local (state), and national needs as well as the highest possible internationally recognised standards. Students are welcome from the age of 5.



In our Beginners 1 class (from the age of five), the children make their first experience with the German language in a fun and playful way. In the Beginners 2 and Intermediate classes, the basics skills are further developed, and students are prepared for the Advanced classes (Years 10-12). In these classes, the focus of the adolescents is on getting ready for the WACE (West Australian Certificate of Education) Background Speaker Exam and the DSD II. In addition, we offer a German as a Second Language class (Deutsch als Zweitsprache - DaZ) for children with native speaker background.

We plan our lessons based on an understanding of our students' learning needs and abilities and work closely with parents to ensure the best possible learning outcomes. All our instructors are native German speakers and participate in regular professional development programs.

The Goethe Society WA has been acknowledged as a PASCH-School (Schulen: Partner der Zukunft) in 2017. Among many advantages, this will allow us to conduct the internationally recognised exam, the so called DSD2 (Deutsches Sprachdiplom 2 = German Language Diploma). The DSD2 is accepted as a proof of acquired language skills required by universities as one of the entry conditions to study in German-speaking countries.

http://www.pasch-net.de/de/index.html /


We are supported by the Office of Multicultural Interests and work within the Quality Assurance Framework for Community Languages Schools throughout Australia. The Goethe Society WA is a member of the Ethnic Schools Association of Western Australia INC (ESAWA).

At WACE level we are now offering German for background speakers. 

Our teachers

            Christine Reger | Nadine Baumgartner | Annett Klinzmann | Sandra Held | Isabelle Leopold Iris Ludewig-Rohwer



Our classes are now run at Jolimont Primary School, 657 Hay Street, Jolimont WA 6014. Click here to see where it is on Google Maps.

If you have any queries about our children's classes, please contact Agnes (Telephone 9304 0365 or goethekidswa@hotmail.com.

Class times

Beginners I  Sat 10-12 noon | Beginners II  Sat 10-12 noon 

Beginners Background Sat 2-4 pm (at Wembley Community Centre)

Intermediate Fri 5-7 pm | Advanced (WACE& DSD II)  Fri 5-7 pm 


Fees (as of 2018)

Fees are charged per semester (two terms, 18 - 19 weeks)

1 child: $270 | 2 children: $455 | 3 children:  $630

Background Beginners 2: $350, second child $330


Advanced/WACE-classes $350, second child $330

Download the Enrolment Form here:

Enrolment Form Kinder.docx

Enrolment Form Kinder.pdf

Due date for Semester 1 2018: 23rd Feb

Due date for Semester 2 2018: 27th July

Fees must be paid by the due date, otherwise the student loses the right to participate.



Timetable - Term dates 2018

SEMESTER 1 2018 (19 weeks)

Enrolment at Jolimont Primary School, 3th Feb: 9.30 – 10 am

Term 1: 2/3 Feb - 13/14 April (10 weeks)

     no classes on Easter weekend: 30/31 March

Term 2: 4/5 May - 29/30 June (9 weeks)

SEMESTER 2 2018 (18 weeks)

Term 3: 20/21 July - 21/22 Sept (10 weeks)

Term 4: 12/13 Oct - 30 Nov/01 Dec (8 weeks) 


Monday, Oct 29 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM