German Language Course

Classes for kids • German Heritage


Images from our Bayswater and Bentleigh campuses

Clockwise: Tree-lined carpark at Bentleigh; Sommerfest - our annual end-of-Summer festival; Book fair tables at Sommerfest; Hand-painted sign (circa 1950s); Bayswater campus; Bentleigh campus; Hand-built bowling alley at Bentleigh (circa 1950s)


GERMAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL – TEMPLE SOCIETY AUSTRALIA, established more than 60 years ago, is a fully accredited after-hours community language school for children and a member of the Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria.

We cater for school students who:

  • come from families in which German is spoken consistently with at least one parent (Muttersprachler)
  • are learning, or want to start learning, German as a Second Language

We offer small classes which are taught by qualified teachers of German who engage in ongoing professional development. A personal atmosphere based on trust, acceptance and respect contributes to the successful learning of German. We understand the interrelation between language and culture and participate in events, such as the AGTV German Poetry Competition, as well as organise our own cultural activities.



Classes are offered at two campuses at the Temple Society Australia, from 5.00pm to 7.30pm:

Bayswater Campus - Tuesday evenings 
51 Elizabeth Street
Bayswater  VIC  3153

Bentleigh Campus - Monday and Wednesday evenings
152 Tucker Road
Bentleigh  VIC  3204

For further information, download the German Language School Flyer.

German Language Classes: 2023 Enrolment

Accepting bookings for 2023 now!

Download the 2023 Fees Notice

Download the 2023 Enrolment Form

Download the Student Image Consent Form

Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 6th February – 6th April
Labour Day: Monday, 13th March

Term 2: Monday 24 April 2023 - Friday 23 June 2023
ANZAC Day: Tuesday 25th April
King’s Birthday: Monday 12th June

Term 3: Monday 10 July 2023 - Friday 15 September 2023

Term 4: Monday 2 October 2023 - 8th December 2023
Melbourne Cup Day: Tuesday, 7th November


  • Teachers resume the week of the 30th of January for student free/planning days
  • Teachers finish the week of 15 December for student free/planning days
  • There are no classes on Victorian public holidays. In addition, there are no classes on the Monday before Melbourne Cup Day.


Marianne Herrmann
Temple Society Australia
152 Tucker Road
Bentleigh  VIC  3204
P: 9557 6713 (BH)

Child Safety

The German Language School–Temple Society Australia complies with the Victorian Child Safe Standards (Ministerial Order 870) and is committed to promoting child safety, children's wellbeing and protecting children from abuse. All staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors must comply with the Temple Society’s Participants’ Protection policy.