Did you know there are heaps of great social groups for German speakers of all ages here in Canberra?
The Stammtisch meets once a month at Tilley’s. Tag-along children are welcome, too. Stammtisch is also on Facebook.
There is a German Book Club which meets in its members’ homes, usually with a glass of wine to accompany good discussion about books.
Online there is a Germans in Canberra Facebook group
There are also German, Austrian and Swiss clubs and choirs.
There are local German radio broadcasts on CMS 91.1FM, on Mondays 6-8pm (Swiss German) and Tuesdays 8-10pm (German). They welcome people calling in or coming on the show to chat.
And have a look at the Spielwelt webpage and look under About >> German in Canberra. for info about other groups, classes and more.
Das Zentrum in Civic screens German films, offers a German library, classes, have social conversation groups, and more.
For German-speaking kids, there is of course:
- The southside German playgroup (for 0-5 year olds, held in various spots around Canberra)
- The Spiel und Spass German playgroup (for 0-5 year olds, held in Turner)
- The Pfadfinder scout group (we currently cater for 6-17 year olds)
- The ‘advanced’ German children’s classes on Monday afternoons through the ACT German Language School.
The Pfadfinder scout group welcomes new scout leaders or German speaking guest speakers who want to tell us about things they are passionate about or what they do for work. We can even visit you at work and hear about what you do.
If you like working with children, feel free to add yourself to (or use) our German babysitters and tutors list.
For ladies only, there is the Deutsche Damen Dinner which meets each month in Kingston or Lyneham, depending on the season.