Student resources

German Klub

The University of Sydney German Kultur Klub welcomes members! We run conversation groups, film screenings, and social events like Oktoberfest. Join to practise your German or experience German culture! All welcome and you don't have to speak German.

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Study texts

Textbooks

Because of unforeseen difficulties in the supply of books, set texts may have to be changed after the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook has been printed. Students should consult the department noticeboards before buying textbooks.

Reference books

There are many good reference works available, and students should buy the best that they can afford. The department recommends:

Bilingual dictionaries

  • Terrell et al, Collins German - English, English - German Dictionary. Unabridged. (Collins. Aka. Pons / Collins)
  • Duden-Oxford Großwörterbuch Englisch – Deutsch, Deutsch – Englisch. Dudenredaktion, Software
  • Online: Ein Online-Service der LEO GmbH and BEOLingus

Monolingual dictionaries

  • Götz et al, Langenscheidts Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Langenscheidt)
  • Kompaktwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache (Klett)

Grammar books

  • Borgert, Nyhan, A German Reference Grammar (Harcourt Brace)
  • Hammer, German Grammar and Usage (Edward Arnold)
  • Grundgrammatik Deutsch (Häussermann, Ulrich und Kars, Jürgen, Diesterweg-Verlag, for levels A1, A2, B1)
  • em Übungsgrammatik (Hering et al, Hueber, till level C1)
  • Helbig, Gerhard und Joachim Buscha: Deutsche Grammatik. Ein Handbuch für den Ausländerunterricht (Langenscheidt, till level C2)

Besides the mentioned text and reference books there are many more interesting books regarding German Studies in the Fisher Library. The resources that follow on this page are online (and therefore available at any time).

Newspapers

German newspapers

Austrian newspapers

Swiss newspapers

Online Resources

Embassies

Austrian Embassy
12 Talbot Street
Forrest
AU-Canberra, ACT 2603
Tel: + 61 2 62 95 15 33, + 61 2 62 95 13 76
Fax: + 61 2 62 39 67 51

Swiss Embassy
7 Melbourne Avenue
Forrest
AU-Canberra, ACT 2603
Tel: + 61 2 62 73 39 77
Fax: + 61 2 62 73 34 28

German Embassy
119 Empire Circuit
Yarralumla (Au-Canberra), ACT 2600
Australien
Tel: + 61 2 62 70 19 11
Fax: + 61 2 62 70 19 51

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
13 Trelawney Street
Woollahra, N.S.W. 2025, Australien
Tel: + 61 2 93 28 77 33
Fax: + 61 2 93 27 96 49

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
480 Punt Road (P.O. Box 76)
South Yarra, Vic. 3141, Australien
Telefon: + 61 3 98 64 68 88
Fax: + 61 3 98 20 24 14